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Radical Shiite Cleric Looks to Move into Politics

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Radical Shiite Cleric Looks to Move into Politics

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Radical Shiite Cleric Looks to Move into Politics

Radical Shiite Cleric Looks to Move into Politics

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Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical Shiite Iraqi cleric whose militia has clashed with American forces for the past several months, announces plans to create a political party. Members of Iraq's new interim government are encouraging Sadr's proposed move into the official political process. Hear NPR's Deborah Amos.

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