Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Iraq's Shiites Under Occupation

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A report summary from the International Crisis Group: a detailed analysis of the post-war landscape in Shiia society and politics in Iraq. Excerpt:
The struggles within the Shiite community will determine whether an organised political force can emerge as its legitimate representative and, if so, which it will be. It would be a serious mistake for the U.S. or others to assume the pre-existence of a Shiite political outlook which, in fact, is being shaped by current events, including the very policies the U.S. and others pursue.
The full report [.pdf]

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