Preachers denounce IGC; Sistani calls for Disarming of the Militias
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani called Friday for the country’s militias to be disarmed. He said a new Iraqi army needed to be established as soon as possible, and that the soldiers of the old army should be called back to duty where they had not committed any atrocities (al-Zaman). Al-Zaman also says that there was a wave of sermons Friday against the Interim Governing Council. Some clerics castigated the US-appointed body as the instrument of Satan or as unable to establish security.