In Iraq, there is a real concern over the emergence of Alnusra Front and Salafists who are most averse to shiites in the region.
It's all about slaughtering shiites, like, you know, the Iranians.
He recognizes the immense popularity the party enjoys among shiites, and the unlikelihood that this will change any time soon.
But underlying the grumbling is a deep and abiding opposition to the emergence of the shiites as a political force in the region.
You cannot bring democracy by killing innocent people or by burning the shrines of shiites.
Their name seems to have been first used in Persia of the shiites in allusion to their red caps.
Among the moderate shiites, who had more than one point of contact with the Sufis, it is not a question of sorcery at all.
The Persian and heterodox party (the shiites) insisted on heredity.
Except with the shiites, who have never acknowledged it, there is no open rebellion against it.
The sects of Islam are many, the two chief being the shiites and the Sunnites.