Ayatollah al-Sistani and the end of Islam

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the definitive presence of traditional Shi’ite Islam, has warned that he “no longer has power to save Iraq from civil war,” and has withdrawn from politics (see Iraq loses its voice of reason, Asia Times Online, September 6). ATol’s Sami Moubayed reported, “If Sistani lives up to his word, this means silencing […]