make a sheikh program
 n.— «The Sahwa have also endeared themselves to the Sunni community by lobbying for the release of Iraqis held in American detention camps. They have succeeded in securing the release of more than a thousand prisoners, and the Americans have in some cases been happy to help build the reputation of their new allies: American soldiers call it the “make a sheikh” programme.» —“New model army” by David Enders The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) Sept. 18, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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