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According to the Bible

Postby Jack Flash » 04 Mar 15, 12:26 pm

According to the Bible, Jews descended from Abraham‘s son Isaac, and Arabs descended from Abraham’s son Ishmael. So not only are both groups Semitic, but they’re also family.


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The rift between the Shia and Sunni started right after Muhammad’s death and originally reduced to a power struggle regarding who was going to become the authoritative group for continuing the faith.

The Shia believed Muhammad’s second cousin Ali should have taken over (the family/cleric model). The Sunni believed that the best person for the job should be chosen by the followers (the merit model) and that’s how the first Caliph, Abu Bakr, was appointed. Although the conflict began as a political struggle it now mostly considered a religious and class conflict, with political conflict emanating from those rifts.

Sunni vs. Shia

Here’s how the various Middle Eastern countries break down in terms of Sunni vs. Shia and whether or not they are predominantly Arab. Keep in mind that these are generalizations; significant diversity exists in many of the countries listed.

Iraq Mostly Shia (roughly 60%), under Saddam the Shia were oppressed and the Sunni were in power despite being only 20% of the population.

Iran Shia.

Palestine Sunni.

Egypt Sunni.

Saudi Arabia Sunni.

Syria Sunni.

Jordan Sunni.

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Re: According to the Bible

Postby Angie G » 04 Mar 15, 7:36 pm

Can not understand why people kill over religion
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