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Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini

December 2nd, 2008  |  Published in An Iraqi's Perspective, Audio-Slideshow, Featured, Photography

Iraqi-born Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini first returned to visit his homeland in April of 2003––at the invitation of the U.S. government.

Over the past five years he has returned ––despite the violence and insecurity––to assist in his father’s and brother’s rebuilding efforts in the family’s native Karbala.  He speaks with reporter Lara Petusky Coger about escaping Iraq as a child and about returning home 32 years later. He shares his frustrations with the treatment of Muslims in America post-9/11. And as an influential Shia Iraqi-American who supported the U.S. intervention in Iraq–– Qazwini offers a rare insider’s perspective on prospects for a U.S. role in the region.

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