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Syria’s Grand Mufti Ahmed Badr al-Din al-Hassoun (L) stands next to Syria’s Minister of State for National Reconciliation Ali Haidar (C) during a mass wedding for officers loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad in hotel Dama Rose, Damascus April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki (SYRIA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)


Opinion: The Mufti who is more Khomeinist than a Mullah

Opinion: The Mufti who is more Khomeinist than a Mullah

Having written about politicians of many nationalities for decades, I thought I had become vaccinated against being surprised by how low they could wallow in cynicism. And yet last week I was surprised to learn I was not beyond being surprised. Here’s why: In the past...