You have to wonder, though, why this is just now getting reported. The violence has been going on for days. Did these clerics just now decide to call for a stop to the violence or did the news media just now decide to report it?
In Baghdad, Iraq’s top Shiite political leader criticized attacks on foreign embassies by Muslims.
“We value and appreciate peaceful Islamic protests,” said Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. “But we are against the idea of attacking embassies and other official sites.”