Al-Saadi, Sheikh Abdul Malik


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Abdul Malik Al-Saadi
Source of Influence: Political
Status: Featured in current year

Sheikh Abdul Malik al-Saadi is a Sunni cleric who opposed Saddam Hussein and has recently reemerged as the leading Sunni voice in Iraq. His power base is in the province of Anbar. He was offered the post of Grand Mufti in 2007 but refused. He is known for his calm and moderate stance, and strives to keep a unified Iraq in the face of sectarian conflict.