TRUTH JIHAD: What’s with this Sunni-Shia thing?

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Guest: Ibrahim Soudy of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

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Recorded on Ashura, a date on the Muslim calendar that is observed very differently by different groups of Muslims, this show features a lively conversation on the urgent need for intra-Muslim dialogue aimed at finding a basis for unity.

Note: I am posting this show from Morocco, where I will be lecturing on We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11. (Stay tuned to the TruthJihad.com blog for details.) People here generally follow the Maliki branch of Islamic jurisprudence, and Sufism has had a major presence for more than 1000 years. This is where I learned my Islam and it still feels like a home away from home.

Some readers may be asking: “Maliki? Sufism? How does that relate to Sunni and Shia Islam? And what about Salafis and Wahhabis and Takfiris? How many kinds of Islam are there? And will this be on the test?”

The short answer is that there is no short answer. There are a great many different approaches to Islam.

For a longer answer check out my article: Sunni Shi’a Salafi Sufi Shariah: A guide for the perplexed

But to cut to the chase…The big brouhaha right now is the imperial divide-and-conquer operation aimed at splitting Sunni from Shia. After Shia Hezbollah’s success against Israel in 2006 – which was hugely popular with all Muslims, including Sunnis – the Empire pumped billions of dollars into propagandizing Sunnis against Shias.





saudi-iraq1The Zionist-driven Saudis are pushing shiaphobia and iranophobia as hard as they can. Sunni Muslims are being told that Shia Muslims flagellate themselves on Ashura, and that they insult three of the four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. These are the two major anti-Shia talking points.

In fact, the leading Shia authorities – notably the father of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah –  have spoken out strongly against both practices. It is only a small minority of traditionalist and/or extremist Shia who do such things.

Iran's Supreme Leader speaks out against tatbir (self-flagellation on sahuaro)
Iran’s Supreme Leader speaks out against tatbir (self-flagellation on Ashura)

There are also small minorities of Sunni Muslims who engage in dubious practices. But that does not discredit Sunni Islam as a whole. Likewise, Shia Islam should not be judged by the actions of a few. And it wouldn’t be – except that the Zionists and their puppet dictators of the Persian Gulf oil sheikdoms have poured such vast sums into poisoning relations between Sunni and Shia by spreading defamation. (Quick, somebody call the Anti-Defamation League!)

The New World Order’s biggest nightmare: A resurgent, united Islam rising up to liberate Jerusalem and end usury-currency.

But that can’t happen as long as Muslims are plagued by extremism and sectarianism.

No wonder the Zionists created ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) as an anti-Islam PR stunt. No wonder they are doing everything they can to stir up strife between Sunni and Shia. Their only hope is to make Islam look bad and keep it divided against itself.

How long will Muslims let themselves be hoodwinked, divided, and conquered?

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Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

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