Iraq sunnivs-shi'a fued



The Sunni-Shiite divide can’t be seen any clearer than in Iraq.

mass protests in iraq 5.1.2013


By Emily AlpertJanuary 4, 2013, 12:35 p.m.

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across Iraq on Friday, charging that Sunni Muslims had been disenfranchised under the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri Malikiand pressing for detainees to be freed.

Protests have raged for weeks and continued even after the Iraqi justice ministry freed nearly a dozen female prisoners and said it would transfer others to jails closer to their homes. The unrest has spread from Anbar province, where infuriated protesters have blocked a key highway, to other Sunni strongholds across northern and western Iraq.

“How much longer will our children stay in prisons for no other reason than being Sunni,” a man who gave his name as Abu Abdullah told Agence France-Presse at one demonstration in Baghdad, where protesters hoisted banners calling for anti-terror laws to be repealed.

Former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, one of Maliki’s chief opponents, called for him to step down in a statement read on Iraqi television, Bloomberg reported Friday. The push against Maliki has also been bolstered by powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr, who reached out to the protesters Friday by joining in prayer at a Sunni mosque, according to the Associated Press.

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2 Responses

  1. As many predicted that even though the regime of Saddam Hussain was murderous and despotic, Iraq is now turning into a Shiite controlled madhouse aligned with their Shiite pals in Iran. IMHO a total waste of too many our precious youth coming home in metal boxes for what? Not to mention the only ones who won were the companies supplying the war, the’military indu$trial complex’. They win every time

  2. Exactly. We sacrificed our fine young men and women for what!? We could have had the Muslims at each others’ throats 10 years ago and it wouldn’t have cost us a dime or a single life. The way you defeat Islam is to set Islam upon itself. You don’t send money, you don’t try to create democracy, you don’t accept immigrants from Muslim countries. What you do is set conspiracy theories afire in the Muslim world (sunni against shittys, all Western vacinnes are poison and make men impotent and their babies gay and retarded, etc.). You play all the Muslim sects and factions against each other, and you sit back and let Islam destroy itself. Islam has to be destroying someone or something, it is existential to Islam. Better that the Muslims concentrate all their savagery against each other, let Allah sort them out.

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