Muqtada Al-Sadr

Type: Person
Name: Muqtada Al-Sadr (Moqtada Alsadr)
Title: Muslim Shia Leader in Iraq
Date of Birth: 1974
Nationality: Iraq
Fact Sheet: Biography for Muqtada Al-Sadr
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Iraqi politics: A circle from Iran to Iran

While the world was busy watching the Islamic State (IS) ploughing through large parts of Iraqi territory, the central government of Baghdad was getting a major face-lift. In less than one month, Iraq got a new president, new parliament speaker, and new ... [Published Middle East Eye - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Iran, Iraq, Sunni Islam
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's Sadr planning to help Gov't settle security crisis

Iraqi cleric Seyed Muqtada al-Sadr plans to cooperate with Iraq's new government in an attempt to resolve crisis in the country. Iraqi speaker Saleem al-Jobouri met with Sadr delegation on Monday in which both sides discussed ways to counter terrorism ... [Published IRIB World Service - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic State if Baghdad makes concessions

IRBIL, Iraq — Leaders of Iraq’s Sunni Muslim tribes threatened Friday to rebel against the Islamic State, the first indication that a change of government in Baghdad might allow a new prime minister to rally the country’s divided ethnic and religious ... [Published Herald-Times - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq's new leadership must unite deeply conflicting factions

Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an increasingly powerful Sunni insurgency and prevent the country from splitting apart.But to do that his successor has to unify ... [Published CBC - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

Sunni politicians are pressing for greater political influence, saying their disenfranchisement under al-Maliki's Shiite-dominated government fueled support among the Sunni minority for the insurgency, led by the extremist Islamic State group. At the ... [Published OnlineAthens - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Vice Report on ISIS Sharia: Guys in Polo Shirts, Ray-Bans Enforcing Medieval Laws

Vice reporter Medyan Dairieh is releasing a five-part series of video reports from inside ISIS's self-declared Islamic state, and the new fourth installment covers the institution of sharia law in Raqqa, an ISIS-controlled city in Syria. The details are ... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Iraq: Al-Abadi garners Iranian, US, Saudi Support: But can He Unite Iraq?

By Juan Cole Middle Eastern regional powers joined the US in welcoming the appointment of Haydar al-Abadi as Iraq’s next Prime Minister, creating a dorm full of strange bedfellows. The chairman of Iran’s national security council, Ali Shamkhani, ... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tanks on Baghdad's streets, but Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki finally ousted

Hopes rise for a more inclusive Iraqi government as parliament's deputy speaker wins backing from powerful Shia factions Iraq's president named a leading Shia politician as the country's new prime minister on Monday, driving Nouri al-Maliki from office ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

The Iraq Crisis and PM Nouri al-Maliki

Kanchi Gupta08 August 2014As the Islamic State (IS) is rapidly gaining territorial and political control over key territories, oil fields and refineries in Iraq and Syria, domestic, regional and international stakeholders are calling for the resignation ... [Published Observer India - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq army chief expects 'huge changes' after US air strikes

A Shiite fighter stands guard next to followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attending open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold near Baghdad. (AAP)Iraq's army chief of staff said he expects federal troops and Kurdish peshmerga forces to reclaim ... [Published Nine MSN - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Making the most of it

TO ENTER Baghdad's sprawling al-Zawra amusement park visitors must pass through security pat-downs before boarding red British double-decker busses—"Mind Your Head" a sign inside reads in English—that shuttle them along the mile long, blast wall-lined ... [Published The Economist - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Iraqis, Sunni Islam
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Behind Door Number Three in Iraq

Evaluating Obama’s options in Iraq requires a careful look at what did–and more importantly, what didn’t–work about the Bush administration’s 2007 “troop surge” in the country. (Photo: Expert Infantry / Flickr)Governments around the world—and their expensive ... [Published Foreign Policy In Focus - Jul 28 2014]

Quotes

"we congratulate the iraqi people for the victory that has been done this week. it is the week of congratulations" said Ali Talaqani, a preacher loyal to al-Sadr, in his sermon to Sadr City worshippers

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The scourge of Shiaphobia [Published Yemen Times - 1 hour ago]
Iraqi politics: A circle from Iran to Iran [Published Middle East Eye - 15 hours ago]
Iraq history [Published CNN - Aug 19 2014]
Iraq's Sadr planning to help Gov't settle secur... [Published IRIB World Service - Aug 19 2014]
Kurdish Forces Are Fighting to Take Back Their ... [Published The Utah People's Post - Aug 18 2014]
Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic St... [Published Herald-Times - Aug 16 2014]
Sunni loyalties could switch if Baghdad meets d... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 16 2014]
Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom [Published OnlineAthens - Aug 16 2014]
Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic St... [Published Kentucky.com - Aug 15 2014]
Iraq's new leadership must unite deeply conflic... [Published CBC - Aug 15 2014]
Challenges facing new Iraqi PM [Published BT.com - Aug 15 2014]
Could Iraq’s elections help end the Anbar crisis? [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 14 2014]
The Empire Reaps the Jihadist Whirlwind [Published Common Dreams - Aug 14 2014]
Vice Report on ISIS Sharia: Guys in Polo Shirts... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
Iraq: Al-Abadi garners Iranian, US, Saudi Suppo... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 13 2014]
Iraqi PM’s defiance may trigger shia-shia fighting [Published 24x7 News - Aug 12 2014]
Iraq: Maliki Goes Rogue [Published Inter Press Service - Aug 12 2014]
Iraq needs a new, more inclusive leader to figh... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 12 2014]
The New Standoff in Baghdad [Published Vocativ - Aug 12 2014]
The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad [Published ZNet - Aug 12 2014]
Iraq's Sadr bloc says to join opposition if Mal... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 12 2014]
The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad [Published Informed Comment - Aug 12 2014]
Politics, not religion to blame for Iraq’s ills [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 12 2014]
Tense standoff with Maliki as Iraq nominates ne... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 12 2014]
Tanks on Baghdad's streets, but Iraqi prime min... [Published Telegraph - Aug 11 2014]
Baghdad on edge as Iraq fears coup with prime m... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 11 2014]
Iraq’s re-escalation -- The parallels between I... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 11 2014]
Despite U.S. return to war, Baghdad focused on ... [Published Modesto Bee - Aug 08 2014]
Iraq: "Made in the USA" [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 08 2014]
Iraq army chief expects 'huge changes' after US... [Published Nine MSN - Aug 08 2014]
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Iraq: Al-Abadi garners Iranian, US, Saudi Suppo... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 13 2014]
By Juan Cole Middle Eastern regional powers joined the US in welcoming the appointment of Haydar al-Abadi as Iraq’s next Prime Minister, creating a dorm full of strange bedfellows. The chairman of Iran’s national security council, Ali Shamkhani, ...
The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad [Published Informed Comment - Aug 12 2014]
The coup-like atmosphere created by Nouri al-Maliki’s stationing of his troops at the Green Zone, checkpoints and bridges in Baghdad on late Sunday backfired on him with Iraq’s parliamentarians. Nearly half of the members of his Islamic Da`wa Party ...
Baghdad on edge as Iraq fears coup with prime m... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 11 2014]
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s president formally nominated a candidate Monday to replace Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. The step broke a months-long political deadlock, but it also seemed to take Iraq into uncharted territory, as Al-Maliki gave no signal that he ...
In Orgy of Destruction, IS Radicals reduce Anci... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 30 2014]
By RFE/RL The Islamic State initially exhibited some restraint after entering northwestern Iraq in June, focusing on establishing control of the territories it held and gaining the trust of local Sunni communities. But as the self-declared caliphate ...
Shia Militias in Baghdad Prepares to Take on ISIS [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
Via the Daily Beast:  A commander of Moqtada al Sadr’s newly renamed “Peace Brigades” describes plans to reunify Iraq—with a little help from Iran. Will they fight ISIS as hard as they fought the U.S. Army? SADR CITY, Iraq — Suicide bombers ...
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Volunteers help Iraqi forces slow ISIL advance ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 14 2014]
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