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Nasr: Shiite Muslims Rising in Influence

Interviewee: Vali R. Nasr
Interviewer: Esther Pan
August 9, 2006

Vali R. Nasr, author of the new book The Shia Revival, says Shiite Muslims throughout the Middle East have increased their influence in the region by consolidating political power. Nasr says the escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict is part of a Shia strategy to gain the support of the Sunni Arab street.


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