As the new Iraqi government grows more dependent on US air strikes and military aid to defeat Islamic State (IS) jihadists, the country’s most revered Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has emerged as an important voice of moderation. Sistani called on the Shia-led government to keep Iraq united and reconcile with Sunnis. But he has
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has emerged as an important voice of moderation at a critical time.
Por Mohamad Bazzi