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Quetzal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 06:16 AM
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Would Muqtada Al-Sadr try to kill Ayatollah Sistani?
Edited on Tue Apr-06-04 06:18 AM by Quetzal
Sistani is a moderate cleric when compared to Al-Sadr. In April of 2003, Sadr's forces surrounded Sistani's house in Najaf and forced him to leave. Sistani is now calling for peace and calm in Iraq while Al-Sadr's forces are mounting an insurrection against the US occupied forces.

What would happen if he did this?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 08:10 AM
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1. no- old men let
the young fight the war....
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 08:15 AM
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2. I say no
but he might arrest him if he gets control. But I think Sistani is too popular (unlike other clerics that support the US which are open game by Al-Sadr). Too risky.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 08:15 AM
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3. No, but the CIA would kill Sistani and blame it on al-Sadr..........
It is good to get others to fight amongst themselves when they are attacking you at every angle. This would not surprise me at all.
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 10:21 AM
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4. I don't see why at this point
Both he and Haeri (Sadr's religious authority), Iraq's highest Shia authorities, have condemned the actions of the occupying powers and voiced moral support for Sadr's position here, though Sistani has an aversion to violence at this point.
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