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Muslim View of the Standoff in Najaf

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Muslim View of the Standoff in Najaf

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Muslim View of the Standoff in Najaf

Muslim View of the Standoff in Najaf

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The U.S. military has been attacking targets close to the Muslim holy mosque in Najaf to uproot radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's stronghold there. NPR's Renee Montagne talks to University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole about the cleric and how the attacks will be seen in the Muslim world.