Meet The New Boss
Snuff film or state-sponsored execution? You decide
If there isn't any other evidence that this execution is a farce and nothing more than revenge killing, then this is it:
The room was quiet as everyone began to pray, including Mr. Hussein. â€śPeace be upon Mohammed and his holy family.â€?
Two guards added, â€śSupporting his son Moktada, Moktada, Moktada.â€?
Mr. Hussein seemed a bit stunned, swinging his head in their direction.
They were talking about Moktada al-Sadr, the firebrand cleric whose militia is now committing some of the worst violence in the sectarian fighting; he is the son of a revered Shiite cleric, Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr, whom many believe Mr. Hussein ordered murdered.
â€śMoktada?â€? he spat out, mixing sarcasm and disbelief.