Muqtada Supporter Arab Turkmen Unity

Muqtada Supporter: Arab-Turkmen Unity against Kurds

A radical young follower of Shiite firebrand Muqtada al-Sadr has called for an Arab-Turkmen alliance against the Kurds in Kirkuk. Abd al-Fattah al-Musawi, from a poor family in Karbala, complained bitterly about the secular atmosphere in Kirkuk and the dominance of Kurdish parties. A few weeks ago, Sunni Kurds and Turkmen Shiites clashed over a shrine at Tuz Khurmato, suggesting the alliance to some Sadrists. (-AFP via al-Sharq al-Awsat)