Islamic Clerics Committee

The Islamic Clerics Committee is one of several grassroots leadership groups to rise out of the ashes of post-war Iraq. Representing the Sunni minority in the country, the group has used their considerable leverage to secure the release of more than 20 hostages in the early months of 2004. In addition, the group's popularity has soared to heroic levels due to aid convoys that they have arranged be sent into the besieged city of Fallujah.

The ICC has been heavily critical of the United States' siege of Fallujah, particularly in light of the reportedly enormous death toll it has taken on the city's residents. They have taken to promoting peaceful forms of resistance, such as the boycotting of British and American products.

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