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Sistani Calls on Iraqis to Unite Against Islamic State Danger

Iraq's top cleric called again on compatriots on Friday to unite against the “big danger” posed by Islamic State militants, whose advances prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize limited bombing. In a weekly Friday sermon delivered through a spokesman in the sacred Shi'ite city of Karbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani blamed Iraqi politicians for Iraq's biggest crisis since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, saying they are motivated by self-interest. “All...

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