Mohammed Bahr al-Ulloum

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Mohammed Bahr al-Ulloum is a cleric from Najaf (Shia). On July 14, 2003, it was announced that he was to be a member of the Iraqi Governing Council.

In the announcement, he was described as a "highly respected religious scholar viewed as a liberal. He fled Iraq in 1991 after several members of his family were killed by Saddam Hussein's regime."

NAJAF, Iraq, August 30, 2003 ( & News Agencies) - "In protest against coalition forces indifference about protecting religious leaders and places, Mohammad Bahr al-Uloom, a Shiite dignitary on Iraq's Governing Council, announced Saturday, August 30, [that] he was suspending his membership of the U.S.-named interim body."

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