Iraq: Iraqis fear rise of clerics
Muslim clerics in Iraq have been taking advantage of the political vacuum left by Saddam Hussein to try to impose their own strict version of Islam.
The BBC reports that liquor stores have been attacked and their owners threatened. Women have been told to wear the veil. And it is not just Iraq's small Christian community that is now worried about its way of life.
Submitted on Mon, 06/09/2003 - 23:00
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