Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
His followers won 30 of 275 seats in the 2005 parliamentary elections.
Led Apr. 4, 2004 Shia uprising against Coalition Forces in Najaf, Sadr City and Basra as a response to the closing of al-Hawza newspaper.
On Mar. 28, 2004, the US occupation authorities ordered the closure of al-Hawza newspaper, published by Muqtada al-Sadr, alleging it was inciting violence
On Oct. 10, 2003, he declared a shadow government in opposition to the Iraqi Governing Council
Suspected by U.S. and Iraqi authorities of ordering the assassination of a returning moderate Shia cleric, Imam Abdul Majid al-Khoei, in Najaf on Apr. 10, 2003
Founded al-Mahdi Army, a Shi'ite militia group, 2003
Fourth son of Shi'a cleric, the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
Son-in-law of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir As-Sadr
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al-Sadr has taken the self-appointed title "Hojatoleslam" (meaning authority or religious leader), basing this title on his family lineage as opposed to the required level of Islamic scholarly training of which he has not attained.