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July 4, 2005

Good News On Iraq - Iraq Clerics Call on Sunni Arab Minority to Vote

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

BAGHDAD, July 4 -- Several Sunni Muslim clerics have prepared a decree calling on members of Iraq's disaffected Sunni Arab minority to vote in coming elections and participate in the writing of a new constitution, a prominent Sunni leader said Monday.

(...) The push for the fatwa, together with formal approval by Iraq's National Assembly on Monday of the addition of 15 Sunnis to the committee writing the new constitution, suggested that slow and often contentious efforts to bring Sunni Arabs into the political sphere were beginning to bear fruit.

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Hat tip - INDC Journal with other Fourth of July commentary.

Posted by Hyscience at July 4, 2005 6:57 PM

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