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Lauren Redford
04/11/2013 3:01pm

The main conflict between the Sunnis and Shi'ites is concerning the religious leader of Islam. The Sunnis believe that the caliphate should go to the person who is most capable, politically speaking. The Shi'ites believe that the successors of Muhammad should be directly related to him, for example, next in line was Ali, his cousin and son-in-law. This struggle began after Muhammad's death.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

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David Xu
04/11/2013 3:38pm

The conflict between the Sunni and Shi'a sects of Islam is mainly concerned with the placement of the caliphate, with the Sunnis believing that the caliphate should be given to the most politically sound Muslims and the Shi'ites believing that the caliphate should be given to someone directly related to the original prophet, Muhammad. This struggle began long ago, but, incredibly, it persists to this day, affecting current affairs and political events with no small degree of penetration.

http://www.usnews.com/news/religion/articles/2008/04/07/sunnis-and-shiites-behind-the-split

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Yazmin Orduno
04/11/2013 5:13pm

The Sunni and Shi'a conflict has caused many deaths throughout the time. The conflict is caused between political and religious reasons. The battle in Syria is to escape either repression or poverty. The people of Sunni also wants to rid itself of rule by what it views as a heretical strain of Islam. The conflict across the region is mainly about a large part to a rivalry between Sunni and Saudi Arabia both strive for the area and for global Islam.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi

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04/11/2013 5:17pm

The conflict between Shi'ites and Sunnis began after Muhammad's death. Opposition of the control of the caliphate arose between the two. Unlike the Shi'ites, the Sunnis want a more adequate political speaker, whereas the Shi'ites believe it is important the caliphate is placed to a family member down the line of Muhammad. This was Ali, his cousin and son in-law. Even though these different perspectives of the ruler caused struggle long ago, it hasn't stopped, it still existing to this day causing more and more conflict.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

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04/11/2013 6:08pm

(The assignment was to find an article about ANY event related to the Sunni and Shiite and summarize the article, correct? The above responses seem to all be about what caused the split.)

Sunni and Shi'ite militias have been fighting recently in northern Yemen using grenades and automatic weapons. These fights are mainly between the Shi'ite who control most of Iran and the Sunni who have power over Saudi Arabia. Each side is trying to gain influence in Yemen, which has valuable resources needed by both countries. President of Saudi Arabia, Abed Hadi, suspects Iran of espionage in his country and has warned them to stop spying on military affairs.

http://news.yahoo.com/12-killed-shiite-sunni-clashes-yemen-195448439.html

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Riley Murphy
04/11/2013 8:52pm

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

The main conflict surrounding the Sunnis and Shi’as is about opinions on selecting the religious leader. The Sunnis believe that the role of caliph should be given to a Muslim that is more politically equipped to maintain the Muslim empire. The Shi’as believe the next caliph should be directly related to the prophet Muhammad. This struggle is relatively ancient, but has worsened overtime. The Sunnis and Shi’as continue to disagree to this very day.

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Kevin Schlitz
04/11/2013 10:00pm

After the death of the prophet Muhammad, the Sunnis and Shi'as fought over who was to be the next governing people, raising problems that still exist today. Now the Sunnis have the majority and the Shi'a are the minority.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21651956
p.s.I have more on paper

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Derek Nguyen
04/12/2013 4:45pm

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

This article was about TIME interviewing Lesley Hazleton about her book "After the Prophet" which is telling the events of the Sunni's and Shiites. During this interview with TIME, she explains to them what happened after the death of Muhammad and how the Sunni and Shiites wanted one of their own to be the caliph.Also she mentions how Hussein's death changed people's perspectives. As she goes on she tells TIME about their past, the present now and how it is affecting others. Later in the article, TIME asks her the future of the Sunni's and Shiites whether they can live in peace again.


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Ciani Vasquez
04/12/2013 6:25pm

In between these two sects there are many different conflicts surrounding them. For example, in the battle in Syria helps them get a brighter side because they get to become free of poverty and many other reasons. These two groups try to to be a global type of Islam. This completion will lead into a region. They have also increased the violence.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi

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Andrew DeLucas
04/12/2013 10:35pm

The conflict between the Sunnis and Shiite is selecting the next religious leader, the caliph. The Sunnis believe that a Muslim who is more politically able to sustain the Muslim empire should be the caliph. The Shi’as believe the caliph should be a direct descendant of Muhammad, The Prophet. Even though the conflict started over 1,500 years ago, the fight has become worse over the centuries. The Sunnis and Shiite continue to fight over who should be the next caliph.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

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Itamunoibim Cookeygam
04/13/2013 9:07am

This article talks the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. It says that Sunni and Shiite Islam are the two major denominations of the Islamic faith. It says that differences between the two groups have developed over the centuries, but the major schism took place in 632AD after the death of the Prophet Mohammed. It also talks about sectarian tensions in Bahrain between Sunnis and Shiites. How Shiite Muslims are not being recruited into the army or being excluded from some of the top government jobs.


http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/23/bahrain.sunni.shiite.explainer/index.html

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04/13/2013 10:43am

A Sunni mosque was bombed, killing seven and wounding twenty five. The bombing may have been a response to the high number of Sunni suicide bombers killing Shi'ites. Five Shi'ite mosques in Baghdad were destroyed last month. Sheikh Asaad al-Mahsayki says that the bombing is meant to cause tension between the Sunni and Shi'ites and it seems to be working. A war is stirring between the two opposing groups.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Iraq_mosque_bombing_kills_seven_worshippers.html?cid=35488432

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04/13/2013 12:01pm

This article talks about the bombing at the mosque on Friday in Kanaan, Diyala. The bomb went off as people were leaving after the Friday prayer session. Some 11 people were killed and over 30 injured. One of the people there said " some 250 worshipers were leaving the mosque when the bomb went off near the gate." it was said also that the police ere not protecting the mosque and people were being carried in hospital cars everywhere. The violence in Iraq has decreased much but bombings are still unfortunately still common.

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Morgan Shoemaker
04/13/2013 12:08pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geneive-abdo/shiasunni-friction-growin_b_2859787.html

Egypt used to be primarily made up of Sunnis, but the Sunnis claim that the Shi'ites are invading their land from Iran, a primarily Shi'ite nation. Under President Mubarak, Egypt considered Iran its enemy. But under the new president, Sunnis have been worrying about warming relations between Egypt and Iran. They worry because they do not want Islamic interpretation to be a part of the law because that is how Iran is and they believe Iran to be a bad model. Sunnis in Egypt have come to associate Iran with the Shi'ites, and are strongly against partnering with them. They believe the Shi'ites cannot be trusted because of a Shi'ite rule that permits them to deny their beliefs if there is a threat of persecution.

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Chase Connelly
04/13/2013 12:14pm

The votes for the parliamentary elections are decided between the Shiite and Sunni parties. There have been disruptions, though, including several suicide bombings in the area of Iraq. The Shiite party is the majority of the region and is putting pressure on the Sunni party. The war between the two parties in the area has been dying down, but it will have to be solved in the next few yeas in order to sustain the equilibrium.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8553045.stm

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William Nguyen
04/13/2013 12:46pm

In this article, Sunni politicians in Iraq claim that Shiite politicians have been sending death squads to Sunni neighborhoods to wipe them out. The Shiites claim that the accusations are nonsense. Mowaffak Rubaie, Iraq's national security advisor, told CBS News that he found that in the killings in Baghdad, 55% of the victims were Shiites and 45% were Sunnis. However, US officials believe the killings are directed torward the Sunnis ,but Rubaie says he needs more evidence to prosecute anybody. Sunni officials say they handed over enough of evidence to prosecute. Both groups are now forming militias to take matters into their own hands.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500564_162-1294151.html

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04/13/2013 1:04pm

This article talks about a writter and her book "After The Prophet." The article says how the main problem is finding the right leader after muhammads death. It said how the shiite want the closest relative to muhammad to lead the muslims and the sunni want the best political leader. Then it talks about the different calphites getting killed and assasssinated. then she says it will take time for the groups too stop fighting.

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Shantal Sanchez
04/13/2013 5:05pm

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.htm

After the death of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, questions about the new leader were starting to increase. There were two different points of view of who the new leader would be. Some said a male relative of Muhammad should be selected. Others, wanted a person who was eqquiped politically who would be able to support the muslim empire. These two different groups were know as Shiite and Sunni. There is still a hope where the Sunnis and the Shiites may come to a compromise about the leader of Islam.

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Han Tran
04/13/2013 5:40pm

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45840608/#.UWn3obU3tjI

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Nicollette Arce
04/13/2013 6:49pm

http://acmcu.georgetown.edu/135390.html


The conflict between the Shi'as and the Sunnis were thought to be mainly because of their religious differences but politics also played a role. First this all started when their prophet Muhammad died. Since the Shi'as lost the competition for political power and the majority of muslims, they retreated. In the 1960s they had a meeting which ended with good results, but in the 1970s conflict started to rise again. This is when the Iranian revolution and the Afghan war happened but it was about power, influence, and politics.

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Carter Shirley
04/13/2013 7:27pm

This article explains the background between the Shi’ites and the Sunnis. It goes into detail about the first four caliphs and how the Muslim sects became divided. It also describes how “only 10-15% of the Muslim world are Shi’ites, but they are concentrated in strategically vital areas.” The article breaks down many of the countries and their Sunni-Shi’ite populations. It also describes how these groups interact with each other, often in violent and discriminatory ways.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1367435/Middle-East-unrest-Sunni-Shiite-conflict-threatens-tear-Muslim-world-apart.html

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Bernabe Camacho
04/13/2013 9:04pm

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi

This article talks about the growing problems between the Sunni and Shia Groups. This article focuses mainly on the concerns of Washington. After fighting for more than 1,000 years, the fight is escalating especially because of the 2 leaders : Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran. They've been fighting over political, military, etc issues.But to go back to the main problem it started after the death of the prophet Muhammad, which led to a series of differences especially in religious views.

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Lili Ulloa
04/14/2013 12:52am

On February 22, a discussion was hosted by the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings that discussed the rising conflict between the Shia and Sunni communities. They discuss that a spur of violence occurred in 1996 and since then has been rising. There is discussion of possible violence targeting the Shia. Possible miniscule conflicts are overlooked that may minimize sectarian violence. Power is being lost in Iraq, Syria, and maybe in Lebanon.

http://www.brookings.edu/events/2013/02/22-sunni-shia

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04/14/2013 12:16pm

Coordinated bomb attempts have been targeted towards Shiites in Baghdad. Sunni Extremists have been blamed for these attacks and for the delay in the provincial elections. The Sunni and Shi'a power in Iraq has become imbalanced because of the fall of Saddam Hussein. The Sunni have become concerned because of the rise in power. Anti-Americanism and religious fundamentals are mixing and the Obama administration is locate the region where Sunni and Shi'a conflict is becoming the main way of life for the Arabs inhabiting that area.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/baghdad-bombings-iraq-war-sunni-shia

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04/14/2013 12:33pm

The article, The ancient loathing between Sunnis and Shi'ites is threatening to tear apart the Muslim world by John R Bradley is about how the Sunni’s and Shi’ites was not gotten along for centuries ever since Muhammad died and new people have taken over. These two branches of Islam have different views which is one of their main conflicts. The hostility between Sunni and Shia is not because of religious differences, but in the political aspect that took place in the Muslim world in the 7th Century. The disagreements between the Sunni’s and Shi’ites haas gone on for centuries and is now effecting the people of Bahrain. Its threatening to cause an even bigger conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Nanette Smith
04/14/2013 1:52pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-pakistan-militants-idUSBRE89N00W20121024

Approximately 20 men dressed as Pakistani soldiers murdered 19 Shiites with a bullet to their heads. The men dressed as soldiers were a hit squad who belonged to the Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, or LeJ. Sunni's are the majority in Pakistan and groups like LeJ are trying to overtake the Shiites, however the power of the LeJ extends further than just Pakistan. The LeJ have planned several attacks on the Shiites including a bombing in Afghanistan where 59 Shiites were killed.

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04/14/2013 2:01pm

They have so many issues one because they live right next to each other and they don't necessarily agree on everything they chose. They both suffered lost as will as the other did and ever since Muhammad died the newer generations has taken charge and changed everything. They're view on things have changed a lot as well since the 17th century. But that's they're major issues/ conflicts with one another.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1592849,00.html

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Sarah Schoenfeld
04/14/2013 3:44pm

My summary is on paper but as a note, there were three sections to this article 1-the opening, 2- Shiites in Egypt, and 3- Anti Shiism. I only did my summary on the second section-Shiites in Egypt.

here is the link: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/04/egypt-anti-shiism-scare-protests-salafis-muslim-brotherhood.html

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sarah schoenfeld
04/14/2013 3:46pm

i did my summary only on the second article*

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Katie Braverman
04/14/2013 4:09pm

Hundreds of thousands of Sunni protesters have held anti-government protests in Iraq's Anbar province, complaining of marginalisation by the Shia-led government. Protesters complain of official discrimination, saying anti-terrorism laws and other policies largely target minority Sunnis. Many people have been killed in clashes between government forces and protesters in the city just in the last week. The Sunni make demand after demand, but the Shiite won’t budge, causing more death, pain, and suffering. Tension fills the air and Sunni and Shiite only spark more violence.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/02/20132193645300257.html

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Ana Richards
04/14/2013 4:36pm

After Muhammad's death, the Sunni believed that Muhammad had not established a new leader to guide the Muslims. This led to confusion within their community, which eventually caused the election of the first caliph, Abu Bakr. The Shi'as believe this story to have occurred differently, which is why they are different from the Sunnis. Years after Muhammad's death a civil war (Finta) broke out between the Islamic sects until the governor of Syria controlled the caliphate. And stuff.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/sunni.html

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Ruben Beltran
04/14/2013 5:52pm

http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/can-the-samajwadi-party-ease-u-p-s-shia-sunni-conflict/

The Samajwadi Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh in March, many people hope that the Samajwadi Party will decrease any Shi’a and Sunni conflicts, and will also help Muslims that are below the poverty and literacy line, which in turn could help in ending the Sunni and Shi’a conflict.
Many of the conflicts between the Sunni and the Shi’a happen during religious parties, festivals, and parades. Government officials have had to cancel/ban some of the festivities due to the conflicts of the Sunni and the Shi’a. many of the people how live in the areas of the main conflict wish it would end.

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Christina R
04/14/2013 5:59pm

This article explains how the religious and political competition between the Shia's and the Sunni's is leading the region in Syria. Shia are the majority of the population in Arab countries. However, the majority of the Sunni population wants to rid itself of rule. Both have been fighting for 1,400 years but the current conflict is due to both striving for influence in global Islam. Their on going conflict is likely to intensify.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi

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Brittney Fleming
04/14/2013 6:02pm

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/shiite_muslims/index.html


The conflict between the Sunnis and Shiites began after the great prophet, Muhammad died. The Sunnis chose Abu Baker as caliph, because they thought he would most likely follow the tenets of their Muslim faith. While the Shiites chose Ali because of his bloodline to Muhammad. The conflict increased when important members from both sides were violently assassinated. The Sunnis became victorious and a caliphate was chosen. However the Shiites continued to focus on their religious beliefs through their imams. Although they both believe in the Muslim religion and practice the five pillars of Islam, they’re beliefs in the caliphate to this day causes conflict.

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04/14/2013 6:43pm


On Aug. 31, 2005, an armada of Shi'ite pilgrims ran across a bridge over the Tigris River in Baghdad which led to hundreds of people jumping into the water in fear. Several men in Adhamiya, the Sunni neighborhood on the eastern bank, jumped in to help. One of them rescued six people before his limbs gave out and he himself drowned. Nearly 1,000 pilgrims died that afternoon, but community leaders in the Shi'ite district of Khadamiya supported the bravery of the people who jumped in to help. Adhamiya residents, put up for display of the man who died trying to save the peoples lives, as proof that Sunnis bring no harm toward their Shi'ite neighbors across the river.

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04/14/2013 6:53pm

After Mohammed died in 632, Abu was the main person to go to to be the next leader because he was one of Mohammed’s closest companions. But, there were some who believed that Ali should be the next leader since he was Mohammed’s cousin. This had soon lead to a major split in Islam that creates 2 groups which were called the Sunnis and the Shiites. If you believe that Abu should be the leader, then you would be a Sunni, or if you believe that Ali should be the leader, then you would be a Shiite. The caliphate had gone in favor of the Sunni, which meant Abu had become the caliph. But,after 2 caliphs, who were Umar and Ulthman, Ali had finally become the caliph. Once Ali had become the caliph, there was a tradition that the true descendants, would become the next caliph, and they were known as the imams. This had ended with the 12th imam, who had disappeared, who was also known as the Mahdi.

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Christian Bacong
04/14/2013 6:54pm

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/sunnisshiites.html

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Julianne Fortune
04/14/2013 7:44pm

Conflict that has claimed more than 60,000 lives between the Sunnis and Shiites. The rivalry between Sunni and Shia Islam is drawing increased attention in Washington. There was a rise in Sunni-Shia sectarian violence and where this religious and political competition may be leading the region.In Arab countries, there has been renewed anti-Shia violence in Iraq, mostly indiscriminate car bombings aimed at civilians by Sunni insurgents with Al Qaeda links. And in Bahrain, the Sunni-dominated monarchy continues to forcibly repress street protests by the Shia community. In both countries, Shia are a majority of the population.
http://www.globalpost.com/

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04/14/2013 7:52pm

In Iraq, 12 were wounded and around 31 citizens were killed by the Shia holy city of Karbala. The victims of the attack and a following attack afterwards from a suicide-bomber, were Shia-Muslims. The killing of Imam Hussein was where Islam was divided into both Sunnis and Shias. (Shia-Muslims considered Hussein as the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.) Sunnis today, fear of not having fair representation in elections. The Shias are ruling Iraq by majority in the country by 60%. Violence continues between Shia-Muslims in Iran and Sunni dominating states around the Islamic Republic.
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/02/05/shia-muslims-sunni-muslims-the-war-within-islam/

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Daniel Ehrlich
04/14/2013 7:58pm

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167025#.UWtq8LWsiSo

This article talks about the visit defense minister Moshe Yaalon made to the Military Intelligence Directorate. It talks about how he discussed the issues between the sunni and shiites. He discussed the violence that social change has caused and how Israel is vulnerable to terror attacks.

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Matt Gilbert
04/14/2013 8:06pm

http://www.rferl.org/content/iraq-sunni-rivalries-local-elections/24950117.html

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Stacy Pittman
04/14/2013 8:12pm

Currently in Syria, there is an internal war between the Shiites and the Sunni. The Sunnis are trying to topple President Bashar Assad, who is Shiite. Iraqi Shiite militias have noticed this and are debating on whether or not to join in on the battle to help Assad. Now, Assad has loyal militias in training, while outside Sunni Islamist have joined the rebels (Sunni). Shiite Iraqis are trying to protect Shiite holy sites, which are being targeted. This is one of the main reasons more Shiite fighters have joined Assad. Iraq Shiite leaders do not want Assad to lose because it means more power to Sunnis and tensions forming between their own Shiite and Sunni mix. Al- Qaeda from Iraq, who is Sunni, already have become more aggressive to Shiite religious targets, to make more violence. Overall, Iraqis feel that they need to realize their role in this war, since their own fighters have died in this battle.

http://www.dailystar.com.Ib/News/Middle East/2013/Apr-11/213306-iraqi-shiite-militants-start-to-acknowledge-role-in-syria.ashx

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Stacy Pittman
04/14/2013 8:13pm

By the way, the Daily Star got this article from Reuters

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Brooke Munoz
04/14/2013 8:18pm

After the death of Mohammed, the Shiite and Sunni sects fought over who the new governing people would be. This arose conflict that has lasted to this day. The Shiite sect is the majority of the region and is putting pressure on the Sunni sect. The conflict between these two sects has caused great amounts of violence in the modern day.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi

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Julian Maravilla
04/14/2013 8:55pm

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130315/bahrain-growing-sunni-shia-rift

In the small island country of Bahrain, the government is run by Shi'as but the supporters are Sunni. Since Muhammad's death, the two groups have been separated and are fighting to be the major party in many Muslim traditions. Like in other countries like Iran, there have been fighting between the two sides, it's like the they once sat at the same table but know sit in different tables. Sometimes Sunni's are the ones causing terror and sometimes it's the Shi'a causing terror, they will not be able to become a good democratic country if the two sides keep fighting or disagreeing.

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04/14/2013 8:59pm

Following Muhammed's death, the two sects of Islam, Sunni and Shiite, had conflicting opinions about who the next caliph should be. Their feud caused various civil wars in the past and it is very likely that more could happen. The Sunni, or Umayyad, make up approximately 83% of Muslims, while Shiite make up only 13%. The article remarks that, although the Sunni and Shiite may be able to coexist at some point in the future, it will not be soon.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

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Ges Granahan
04/14/2013 9:09pm

Sunnis and Shiites live peacefully in most parts of Pakistan, but there are still some Sunnis that raid buses to kill any Shiites on board. Last year, the Sunni Muslim majority killed over 400 people of the Shiite minority. In the April 3 incident, forty heavily armed men stopped a tree-bus caravan and checked everyone's national identity cards to single out those with common Shiite names. Passengers believed to be Shiite were ordered to one side of the road, Sunnis to the other. Sunni passengers were asked to identify those they thought were Shiite, and many could have done so because they came from the same villages. However, they refused to cooperate, and survivors said that at least 10 people were saved.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/07/world/la-fg-pakistan-sectarian-20130308

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Marina Montijo
04/14/2013 9:12pm

The Shi'ite and Sunni separation is about who was and is to lead Islam after Muhammad's death. The Sunnis believe that the successor to Muhammad should be someone with the skills to lead Islam. The Shi'ite believe that the power should be inherited. The situation came to a breaking point when Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, was murdered (he became a martyr). Many surrounding countries do not understand the conflict, and therefore don't know how to help. The Sunnis and Shi'ite do have a chance of coinciding one day, but not in the near future.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

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Megan Dendy
04/14/2013 9:32pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/sunni-vs-shia-the-real-bloody-battle-for-baghdad-778038.html

The link above is about the conflict between the Shi'a and Sunni. It starts out with a story of how a teenage boy raped a girl his age because she was a Sunni and he thought she wouldn't be protected. It then goes on to talk about the imbalance of Sunnis and Shi'a in the Iraqi government. There was a law set in place saying that certain government officials were to be fired to even the odds in their government. The article ends by stating that there is still a lot of conflict between the Shi'a and Sunni.

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Kai Baker
04/14/2013 9:42pm

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi

The fighting going on throughout the Middle East has been brutal. Especially the fighting going on between the Sunni and Shiite's where there has been more than 60,000 Sunni and Shiite's killed. This has been a battle that has been going on for more than a thousand years. The reason for all of this fighting is due to lack of power, corruption of the goverment, and poverty to name a few. More and more Sunni and Shiite's are getting killed daily. So, they are going to take matters into their own hands.

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04/14/2013 9:45pm

The split between both Sunni and Shi'ite was due to the fact of Muhammads death and the death of Ali.

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Brandon Rufrano
04/14/2013 9:50pm

My article talks about Syrians bein kidnapped and the Sunni's threatend the Shi'ites about this because they believed that they were behind the kidnappings. I believe this was significant because it shows the conflicts that show the tension between the two groups it also shows how quick the groups are to show there dislike for each other

Nytimes.com/2012/08/17/world/midleeast/Syria.html?ref=shittemuslims&_r=0

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Tony Saldana
04/14/2013 9:52pm

This article tells of the events that occurred and led to the killing of 12 fighters in a battle that was held in Sanaa, Yemen. Tensions have long existed for the two tribes, resulting in much death, especially I'm the last year. The tribes get as serious as firing rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons.
http://news.yahoo.com/12-killed-shiite-sunni-clashes-yemen-195448439.html

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Sam Stofko
04/14/2013 10:28pm

This article about the sunnis and the shi'as talks about fighting in Syria and how over 60,000 people have died. It continues on to talk about how people in washington have met up and discussed about the 2 groups going further into conflict between each other. In the article, it says "have been fighting for 1,400 years, the current escalation of their conflict across the region is due in large part to heightened rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran" which means the 2 groups have separated into 2 different nations so the conflict between the 2 countries is now heightened because of that.

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04/14/2013 11:34pm

My article talked about how after the prophet Muhammad died two groups of people, the Sunni and the Shiite take over. Both of these groups wanted to take authority of the Muslim Community. The Sunni were all about traditions, following in the footsteps and choosing successors from the Prophet. The Shiite, were more focused on the political aspect of it. The vast majority of Muslims today are Sunni's but some do remain Shiite.

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Yulisa
04/14/2013 11:35pm

Click on my name to go to the website.

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Christian Valencia
04/14/2013 11:52pm

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

This article explains the divide between Sunnis and Shias and everlasting conflict. Starting with the death of Muhammad a journalist enlightens the reader about the fight over the caliph and the martyrs of Ali. These conflicts have escalated today into war and bombings by a small radicalist group of Sunni called Al-Qaeda. The journalist continues to say that there will be a resolution to these troubling times in the near future? "I fear not"

Sorry its so late; crazy weekend

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Alex Rodriguez
04/15/2013 6:54am

This article was about how the Sunni militants were killing the Shiite by targeting them with shootings and car bombings. The Sunni considered the Shiite heretics and carried out attacks on them for years. The Shiite make up about 15 percent of Pakistan's people.More than 300 Shiite have been killed in the past two years.As a result, many Shiites in Quetta have pulled their children from universities, shuttered their shops and rarely step out of the two enclaves in the city where their numbers dominate. The province of Baluchistan, where Quetta is the capital and which has the country's largest Shiite community, has borne the brunt.

http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/5050cc46f7dfe0a24d000003/pakistan-shiites-face-rising-militant-attacks-from-sunnis

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Tina Thielman
04/15/2013 7:01am

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130315/bahrain-growing-sunni-shia-rift

The Sunni nd Shi'as have lived in Bahrain peacefully for centuries, but sice the 2011 uprising the country has become divided by the two groups. Over the past months, the streets are full of rallying for rights. People that used to sit at the same table at work now glare at eachother, and sit with co-workers of their own beliefs. Whats happening today in Bahrain is very similar to what occurred in South Africa and America, segregation. Whether its racial or political, it's a re occurrence in history.

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Jacob Mercier
04/15/2013 8:52am

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1924116,00.html

The main thing it talked about was the separation between the Sunni's and Shiiti's and how the main separation was due to religion and who should lead Islam after Mohammed's death. There was a huge split and it caused conflict because of the fact if Mohammed had had a son he would have taken rule. It made it hard to decide therefore they fought over it which is what caused the split between both of the two groups. They fought over the Caliph and Martyr of Ali. The Sunni believed it should be an inheritor who should rule Islam while the Shiite believe it should be someone who was skilled and knowledgeable. Overall the two beliefs caused huge conflicts.

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Megan Taylor
04/15/2013 9:06am

This article is about the struggle of how the Caliph should be chosen in the Islamic religion. The Shiites want the Caliph to be chosen in relevance to their bloodline, meaning that only a descendant of Muhammad can be the Caliph. The Sunni's want a politically sound leader that can be relied upon to make good decisions, regardless of whether or not they are related to Muhammad or not. Hundreds of years ago, the same argument arose between the Shiites and the Sunnis. The fact that this conflict is still apparent today shows how important this is to the Islamic culture.

http://www.usnews.com/news/religion/articles/2008/04/07/sunnis-and-shiites-behind-the-split

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04/15/2013 10:20am

From after the death of Muhammad Ali, there has been major conflict between the Sunni and the Shia. Today there are still fights between the two. Not so long ago in a Arabian county, there was a car bombing from the Shai which had been aimed at the Sunni. In Syria there is an outrageous battle going on causing many people want to escape because repression and poverty. Although the Shai are in control of the government, the Sunnis wants to rid itself into power.The Sunnis do have an extremely dangerous army which makes it hard for the Shai to win this civil war. The doctrine of aspect between the two are becoming more intentse. As well as the strive for power to run the government.

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Marcus Gutierrez
04/15/2013 10:22am

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/conflict-between-sunni-and-shia-muslims-seen-escalating-across-mi
After the death of Muhammad Ali, there has been major conflict between the Sunni and the Shia. Today there are still fights between the two. Not so long ago in a Arabian county, there was a car bombing from the Shai which had been aimed at the Sunni. In Syria there is an outrageous battle going on causing many people want to escape because repression and poverty. Although the Shai are in control of the government, the Sunnis wants to rid itself into power.The Sunnis do have an extremely dangerous army which makes it hard for the Shai to win this civil war. The doctrine of aspect between the two are becoming more intentse. As well as the strive for power to run the government

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04/16/2013 7:29pm

In Syria there is an outrageous battle going on causing many people want to escape because repression and poverty

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04/16/2013 8:47pm

*I accidentally sent you the paragraph as a question.

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