The current struggle in Iraq stems from one man, Muqtafa "The Bomb" Sadr. Who is Muqtada Sadr? Seven clans lead Iraqs Shiites. Muqtada Sadr clan was one of the seven before his father, uncle and two brothers were killed by Saddam. His age and his lack of religious training prevent him from taking over the clan and made him something of an outlaw. What is his Strategy? 1) Position himself as the leading anti-American Shiite leader even though he isnâ€™t a legitimate leader. All other Shiite leaders (al-Sistani, al-Hakim) are with the Coalition.