Clerics Urge Shiites to Protest
Call for Iraqi Elections Carries Hint of Violence
By Daniel Williams
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, January 17, 2004; Page A01
KARBALA, Iraq, Jan. 16 -- Preachers in Shiite Muslim mosques appealed to their followers Friday to prepare for demonstrations, strikes and possible confrontations with occupation troops to back up demands for elections in advance of a transfer of authority from a U.S.-led administration to Iraqis. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23581-2004Jan16.html
Remember, the Shiite's were the one group that welcomed the US invasion.