Iran: April 25, 2004


extremes to smite the enemies of Islam.

Iran is using the same tactics in Iraq that worked so well in Lebanon. Using Iranian charitable organizations to do legitimate relief work in southern (Shia) Iraq, this provides fertile recruiting grounds for Iranian Islamic radicals and terrorists. The charity angle also provides some protection from accusations of Iran meddling in Iraq's internal affairs. But while the Iranian charity work has recruited some terrorists, and many more recruits for the al Sadr militias, the quality of personnel attracted is not high. Most Iraqis want no part of a Shia


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