Sectarianism

Top Iraq politicians demand greater democracy

Source: AFP Author: Abdel Hamid Zebari ARBIL, Iraq — Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s style of governing, called on Saturday in Arbil for greater democracy in running the country. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Massud Barzani, the president […]

Pakistan is in denial over spreading sectarian violence

the guardian While banned political groups preach hatred towards religious minorities in Pakistan’s major cities, a conflict along sectarian lines is spreading across the country, even to areas not previously associated with violence. Having spent decades turning a blind eye to the calculated violence of groups with a clear agenda based on […]

Iraq’s Shiite-Sunni Divide Growing

Source: Huffington Post Author: Hamza Hendawi BAGHDAD — Now that U.S. forces are gone, Iraq’s ruling Shiites are moving quickly to keep the two Muslim sects separate – and unequal. Sunnis are locked out of key jobs at universities and in government, their leaders banned from Cabinet meetings or even […]