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Arrest Warrant for al-Sadr?

From Zeyad at Healing Iraq:

Saddam's insignificant trial went on today. I didn't hear anyone mentioning it on the street. Why do they bother keeping up that charade? I would have cared if some other people today were standing trial. There was an arrest warrant issued for a certain young cleric, which the official Al-Iraqiya TV is now calling 'His Eminence, Sayyid Muqtada Al-Sadr, may Allah preserve his glory,' during newscasts.

I guess I am just sick and disgusted of it all.

...'His Eminence, Sayyid Muqtada Al-Sadr, may Allah preserve his glory'...interesting. Not very reassuring, but interesting.

Mohammed at Iraq the Model noted the pictures in Zeyad's post and wondered, "Am I supposed to feel safe when I see this?"

I have not seen anything else noting an arrest warrant issued for al-Sadr, but that would be a rather significant move. If there is something that has been missed, please share a link in the Feedback section.

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There was one on murder charges which was issued sometimes during the first Sadr rebellion. It was later withdrawn as part of Sadr's peace deal.

'fraid I don't have any more details.

Thank you, Dr. Golanski. I was thinking the same thing...

Possibly Zeyad was refering to that, though his context suggested to me it was something he may have recently heard on Iraqi television.

I would, however, assume that such a significant development would be widely reported in Western media once Iraqi television made such an announcement.

Perhaps he was juxtaposing the once-existent arrest warrant from earlier with the current newly-appointed and affectionate title being used in reference/deference to him?

Thanks for the input.