Sunni Clerics Fail to Secure Release of 150 Imprisoned Women
(AFP/az-Zaman): Sunni clerics meeting with US officers failed to secure the release of 150 Iraqi women imprisoned by the American forces. A US spokesman said he had no immediate knowledge of the condition of the jailed women.
Cleric Muhammad Bashshar al-Faydi said, “The Americans must understand that if they continue this way, the violence is going to increase . . . many of these women belong to tribes, and the tribal chieftains want revenge.”
The Anglican Church envoy in Iraq, the Rev. Canon Andrew White, also took up the case of the imprisoned women.