Iraq’s Shiite-Sunni Divide Eases

Source: Wall Street Journal


FALLUJAH—The highway to this western Iraqi city, long synonymous with Sunni resistance against Iraq’s Shiite-led government, now showcases signs the sectarian tensions that have ravaged the country for 15 years are ebbing.


The road to Fallujah is lined with posters promoting Sunni candidates as part of Shiite-dominated coalitions for this month’s national election. Many of the same politicians who stirred up animosity now speak of unity, as they court voters fed up with years of sectarian politics that culminated in Islamic..

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:

    And among those Arab who are around you there are hypocrites, and among the people of Madinah as well. They are adamant on hypocrisy. You do not know them. We know them. We will chastise them twice, then they shall be driven to a terrible punishment (in the Hereafter). QS 9;101.

    We should learn from Christian conflict between Catholic and Protestant in the past in Europe, 700 years ago, hundreds thousand people died and millions people left their home and escaped to other countries. Now both communities Catholic and Protestant can live in peace, harmony, prosperity and productive way because both sides accepted the differences and respect one another. They really obey Allah’s laws better than Muslim.

    The best solution of religious conflict in Syria,and Middle East, all Muslim Clerics from Sunni and Shia should accept the differences of interpretation of Islamic teaching and respect and love one another.
    May Allah guide sunni and Syah leader to the ight path of Islam that create peace, harmony and prosperty.

    All love ❤️

    • As I told you before, and I have been in the region for more than a decade, Sunni / Shiah rivalry is minimal. It is an Iran Saudi power struggle. Can you show me one example where Saudi Imams have tried to convince Shiahs of their correct religious arguments? (or vice versa)? No, they are never trying to convince each other regarding religious dogmas. It is all a power game.

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