Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi Made King of Iraq by British Government Hot

Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi Made King of Iraq by British Government

Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi, King Faisal I of Iraq
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Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi is made King Faisal I of Iraq by the British government. The son of Sharif Hussein bin Ali, leader of the Arab Revolt of 1916 against the Ottoman Empire, Faisal had been king of Syria, but he was removed by the French last year.

The British believe that Faisal will make a good king for Iraq, despite the fact that he is generally unknown there and the people who do know him don't like him very much. Faisal worked with the British and T.E. Lawrence in the revolt against the Ottomans, which has created a close working relationship.

Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi is probably motivated far more by Arab nationalism than by Islam. He was willing to work and fight with Christians to achieve Arab independence from Muslim Turks. He will encourage divisions between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in order to foster unity among Sunni Arabs.

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