TITLE

THE CALL OF THE IMAMS

AUTHOR(S)
Fang, Bay
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;5/10/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 16, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that American officials in Iraq are enlisting the aid of Muslim clerics and other influential tribal and civic leaders in their efforts to bring a peaceful resolution to the uprising in Fallujah. Comment by an American negotiator on six sets of talks that have been held; Background on the political role of religious leaders in Iraq since the toppling of Saddam Hussein; Observation that the U.S. appears to be learning from mistakes made earlier in the occupation, when decisions made without the involvement of the clerics met with opposition; Description of how Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and Moqtada al-Sadr have used their power to undermine the occupation; Report that the Sunni Association of Muslim Clerics has become increasingly influential, both in provoking, and in reining in, violence.
ACCESSION #
12967714

 

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