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The Sunni-Shia divide: what is the future for the Middle East?

members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and Iran over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program ... As the Sunni-Shia divide becomes increasingly more ... is the future of the two branches of Islam and the Middle East? A widening schism ...

20/04/2013 - 13:04 - comment 0

Egyptians demand an end to ties with Iran and 'Shia Islam'

subsided only a few minutes later. Protestors chanted against Iran and adherents of  Shia Islam , the second largest sect of Islam. “Egypt will not become Shia, oh ambassador of Iran,” and “Listen, Muslim ... and “aiding the spread of Shia Islam”. They also brandished Syrian flags and expressed their support ...

05/04/2013 - 17:53 - comment 0

Iran will protect holy Shia shrines in Iraq: Rouhani

and their supporters, stressing that the Islamic Republic will spare no effort to protect holy shrines in Iraq. ... of Shia Imams there and counter terrorists. He added that Iraqi volunteers from Shia, Sunni and Kurd ... Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants captured Mosul, the province of Nineveh Province, ...

18/06/2014 - 13:11 - comment 0

Halal hookers... What the?

tradition. According to several sources , Shi´a Islam allows Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah or `marriage for pleasure´, ... the Quran! Shi´a Islam allows Nikāḥ Shi´a Islam allows Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah or `marriage for pleasure´ ... No such thing in Islam. Shia'ism is not Islam..... Shia'ism is not Islam..... Islam does ...

Editor's Choice - 29/05/2014 - 14:25 - comments 23

Ashura Explained: Will 2011's Ashura Borrow the Revolutionary Fervour?

so-called for Shia Muslims, though Islam as a whole considers many figures 'Imams' preceding Ali. ... a branch of Shia Islam, might flare-up in outbursts of violence, even though it's a month during which ... For Shia Muslims, 'Ashura' is a solemn day of mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussein ...

Slideshow - 06/12/2011 - 22:51 - comment 0

Shia cleric in Iraq calls for new force to defend holy sites

Prominent Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, called ... Influential Iraqi Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr , has called for the formation of a special force to defend ... and Christians in Iraq, in cooperation with the government.” The development comes as the so-called Islamic ...

11/06/2014 - 17:00 - comment 0

Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Council of Muslim Organizations (CMO) hold a press conference in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2014 to call for the immediate release of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria by the terrorist

Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Council of Muslim Organizations (CMO) hold a press conference in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2014 to call for the immediate release of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria by the terrorist group ...

10/05/2014 - 08:42 - comment 0

Thousands of Shia minorities protest in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

complained of discrimination in a country that hews to the rigid Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam. Shias say ... by police Thousands of Shias protested against Saudi Arabia's ruling al-Saud ... when Shias there staged protests against the involvement of Saudi forces in ending demonstrations ...

28/06/2013 - 07:08 - comment 0

Shia fighters rally to defend Damascus shrine from Sunni rebels

martyr son of Imam Ali, considered the father of Shia Islam, was reportedly formed several months ago ... of whom consider Shia shrines as non-Islamic symbols of paganism.  ... Shia fighters from Iraq and Lebanon have travelled ...

04/03/2013 - 10:04 - comment 0

Suicide bomber in Iraq targets holy Shia shrines

most holy shrines of Shia Islam, causing an unknown number of casualties. A suicide bomber blew himself up at one of the major Shia shrines in Iraq on Sunday, causing an unknown ... The two shrines are extremely important to Shias, who make up a majority in Iraq. The country has faced ...

04/03/2013 - 08:57 - comment 0