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Experts: Iraq Shia Could Be Moderating Force

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Experts: Iraq Shia Could Be Moderating Force

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Experts: Iraq Shia Could Be Moderating Force

Experts: Iraq Shia Could Be Moderating Force

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Making-up 60 percent of Iraq's population, Shiite Muslims look to be big winners in the Jan. 30 elections. Some worry the Shia community is too close to Iran and could push the country toward a more theocratic model. But some experts believe the Shia may be democracy's best hope in a new Iraq. Hear NPR's Mike Shuster.

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