November 16, 2006

Warrant for Top Sunni, al Sadr Next?

A warrant has been issued for the top Sunni cleric in Iraq. Harith al-Dhari is the head of the Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars.

Al-Dhari is one of these 'moderates' you so often hear about who in one breath condemns violence and then in the next supports the insurgency.

This will turn out badly, in the end. The last time a cleric's office from Association of Muslim Scholars was raided, outrage ensued. The Association of Muslim Scholars was implicated in the Jill Carroll kidnapping.


On Tuesday, President Jalal Talabani called al-Dhari a hard-liner with "nothing to do but incite sectarian and ethnic sedition."
Omar from Iraq the Model seems pretty happy about this. He believes Muqtada al Sadr is next on the hit list:
Actually the minister's words were an indirect threat to Muqtada al-Sadr, or more like a direct one because he said, and I'm paraphrasing, "there are two neighboring countries that are causing trouble in Iraq and anyone who cooperates with these countries will not be safe from prosecution"
The catch 22 with both of these men is that by leaving them on the streets you encourage sectarian violence, but by locking them up you incite even more.

Hat tip: Editor in Pajamas

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:03 PM | Comments |