Shadid on Shiite Politics in Iraq As usual, Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post (an Arabist) does some of the best in-depth reporting on Shiite religious politics in Iraq. He managed to get an interview with Grand Ayatollah Hussain Bashir al-Najafi, the first I know of in English. His nuanced and informed report raises serious […]
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Baathists Poisoning Water in Mosul Al-Sharq al-Awsat claims today that pro-Saddam forces are attempting to spread panic and dissension in Mosul by dumping poison and petroleum products into the water supply of several Mosul neighborhoods. Health workers verified the pollution of the water in three neighborhoods and alerted the residents.