Sunday, December 17, 2006

Surprising Iraqi Video from MEMRI

Iyad Jamal Al-Din, an Iraqi political activist, shares a startling set of views on this MEMRI video. Watch the whole thing.

Here is a Voice of America report that mentions Al-Din, describing him as

a Shi’ite religious scholar, dressed in clerical robes and wearing the black turban of a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed. A set of prayer beads clicks rhythmically in his right hand. But despite outward appearances, he is a staunch proponent of establishing a thoroughly secular state.
Google Al-Din's name and you'll see he has been a prominent advocate for democracy. He must be a courageous man. I wish there were more like him in a position to make a difference.


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