TITLE

Slumlords

AUTHOR(S)
Maass, Peter
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;5/5/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 17, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes a visit by the author to Saddam City, Iraq. Mention that slum was renamed to Sadr City, for Sheik Mohammed Sadek Al Sadr, who was killed for speaking out against Saddam Hussein in 1999, and is also called Revolution City; Places that were patrolled by gunmen, including the local hospital; Indication that radical Shia clerics and imams are warning Iraqis to give up Western habits; Reason for Shia bitterness toward the United States and Saddam Hussein; Outlook for secularism and Islam in Iraq; Discussion of two factions emerging among Shia fundamentalists, the Sadr movement and the moderate group led by Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani.
ACCESSION #
9611358

 

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