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Iraqi Charter to Give Religion a Big Role

Iraq’s constitution will enshrine “a significant role for religion in the state,” the Shiite Muslim Arab who is leading the drafting of the charter said Wednesday, in one of the strongest statements yet that the new Iraq will follow the religious will of its Muslim majority. Constitution committee chairman Humam Hammoudi, in statements backed by Shiites and Kurds working with him on the document, described a system that would steer Iraq between the Muslim secularism of neighboring Turkey and the Muslim theocracy of neighboring Iran.Full Story

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