Dark chocolate bars. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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Iraqis took to social media Monday to pile ridicule on a cleric who said in a sermon that people should cut down on chocolate bars to fight the economic crisis.At a Baghdad mosque Friday, Sheikh Jalaleddin al-Saghir took aim at Iraqis' immoderate love of "Nestle" – a generic term for chocolate bars which they pronounce "Nestelleh". Nabil Jassem, a leading journalist and key figure of a protest movement formed last year against corruption and poor services, released his own video message.A spokesman for the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council party to which Saghir belongs stepped in with his own video posted online.
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