Sunday, 19 April 2015

Islam Must Find Its Own Peace

Especially relevant to Turkish President Erdogan's idiotic statement that there's no difference between Sunnis and Shias.
Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly concerned about Iran getting a nuclear weapon? Why are the Saudis fighting Houthis in Yemen? Why is Iran helping Iraq fight ISIS in Tikrit?
There are two sects in Islam. Sunni comprise about 85 percent and Shia about 15 percent.
The Sunni-Shia split lies in the schism that occurred when the Islamic prophet Muhammad died in the year 632. The dispute was over succession to Muhammad.
Sunnis believe that Abu Bakr was Muhammad's rightful successor. Shias believe that Muhammad ordained his cousin and son-in-law Ali in accordance with the command of God to be his successor. 
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