TITLE

Young radicals on the rise

AUTHOR(S)
Trendle, Giles
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Jan2004, Issue 341, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Within the Shi'a community, clerics in Iraq are filling the power vacuum created in the wake of former President Saddam Hussein's downfall. The moderates are increasingly finding their voices drowned out by firebrand speeches from a younger, more radical generation of clerics. In Iraq's largest and oldest Shi'a Muslim mosque in Kufa, 90 miles south of Baghdad and close to the sacred Shi'a city of Najaf, Moqtadr Al Sadr, a cleric, delivers a firebrand Friday sermon to a packed house. Al Sadr has emerged as one of the new faces of Shi'a politics in today's post-Saddam era.
ACCESSION #
11812932

 

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