Sunni clerics calling on followers to join Iraqi political, constitutional process

Sunni clerics calling on followers to join Iraqi political, constitutional process

[JURIST] Senior Sunni clerics will soon announce plans to issue a religious edict, or fatwa, encouraging Sunni Muslims in Iraq to join the political process and support the drafting of a new Iraqi constitution, according to Adnan Dulaimi, head of the Sunni Endowment in charge of Sunni religious affairs, speaking Monday. Word of the edict came as the Iraqi National Assembly formally approved the addition of fifteen more Sunni members to the country's constitutional drafting committee who had previously been endorsed by a range of Sunni leaders [JURIST report]. The Washington Post has more.