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Ashura In the Shadow of New Terrorism

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Sectarian violence persists in Islam, and discredits the religion of Muhammad, Ali, and Husayn before the world. There is much to ponder, this year, on Ashura.

As Syria Implodes, a Civil War Between Sunnis and Shiites Looms Ominously

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

A decade after the beginning of the first modern Sunni-Shiite civil war that resulted from the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, Syria has become the center of gravity in a regional sectarian bloodbath that displays every indication that it will get far more bloody.