WorldViews: Call to arms a reminder of the power of Iraq’s Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

By Abigail Hauslohner, June 13, 2014

It has been a while since Americans paid much attention to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric.

But a call to arms issued at Friday prayers in Baghdad served as a reminder of the power that Sistani yields in a country that is once again fracturing along sectarian lines.

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