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Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq
Muqtada al-Sadr is probably the most important figure in post-occupation Iraq, who leads a movement that opposed both Saddam Hussein and the US occupation.
The rise of Muqtada has been one of the great surprises of the occupation. At first grossly underestimated by the US, he has become the kingmaker of Iraq and a force that is indispensable to any Iraqi government. His combination of nationalism and religious fervour proved deeply attractive to countless angry and impoverished Iraqi SHia: the Mehdi Army, his devoted militia, now rules half of Baghdad. Far from being the 'firebrand cleric' portrayed in the Western media Muqtada is an astute and experienced politician who struggles to lead an anrachic mass movement the he only half-controls.
Udgivet første gang: 2008
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Sidst opdateret 24.12.2006