Muqtada al-Sadr

What does Shiite power broker al-Sadr want from Iraq?

“We’ll be back!” demonstrators threatened as they withdrew from the parliament building in the high-security Green Zone on Monday to return to Tahrir Square, in the heart of Baghdad. Every Friday, Iraqis from all social strata have gathered there to protest the government. They began by demanding better water and power provisions, but are now calling for political reforms, a government reshuffling and an effective fight against corruption. The movement was started by artists and then joined by activists. Now it is being led by Muqtada al-Sadr. When the protests were in danger of fading, the influential Shiite cleric called in his supporters and took control of the movement. Fueled by al-Sadr, the situation escalated dramatically at the end of April.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz muzzies fighting muzzies zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz …

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As the weather heats up, the Shiites will be hitting the fan.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I never get tired of that joke.

  • Ed

    He seems to struggle to focus on his finger.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby