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The Real Shia/Sunni Divide

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"Sooner or later, Trump will have to confront the Middle East cauldron, so Americans need to have a better picture of the its backstory. That knowledge is crucial. Currently, the US alleges that Shia Iran supports terrorism, when exactly the opposite is true: it is the Sunni nations, with their absolutist tradition, Saudi Arabia in the lead, that support ISIS, which forces people to adopt Islam. As the 6-year war in Syria grinds on, risking an eventual confrontation between the US, Russia and Iran, it is imperative that the American public understand that the Shia arc represents the Islamic left, while Sunnis represent the right."

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