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Radical Shiite Cleric Looks to Move into Politics

Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical Shiite Iraqi cleric whose militia has clashed with American forces for the past several months, announces plans to create a political party. Members of Iraq's new interim government are encouraging Sadr's proposed move into the official political process. Hear NPR's Deborah Amos.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.