February 28, 2007


Another front on the Sunni-Shiite war (Olivier Guitta, 2/28/07, The Examiner)

While the media focuses on the aggressive Iranian expansion in the whole Middle East, another insidious campaign is being orchestrated by Iran to control the region. Proselytizing is the new name of the game.

And since, through this Iranian-sponsored operation, Sunnis have been converting to Shiism in significant numbers, Sunni states are starting to react. That could well open a new front in the Sunni-Shiite war.

Of all Sunni countries, Saudi Arabia is the one feeling the most threatened by this new wave of Shiite proselytizing. "If it's not to export the revolution like in the time of the Khomeini regime, Shiism exportation, as we see it today is still unacceptable" noted Saudi Social Affairs Minister Abdel Mohsen al Hakas.

Interestingly, Saudi King Abdullah went further in a recent interview with the Kuwaiti daily Al Seyassah when he accused Shiites of trying to convert Sunnis and added that he knew exactly who was behind this campaign, clearly pointing his finger at Tehran.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 28, 2007 5:45 PM

Confusion to the enemy, bring it on.

Let us remember that this discussion has nothing to do with religious liberty, merely with which set of screws will run the jailhouse.

Nevertheless, we should wish all every success to the partisans of Ali, they being the more amenable to reformation.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 28, 2007 7:36 PM

As Catholicism required Reformation by the Evangelicals, so too does Sunni Islam.

Posted by: oj at February 28, 2007 8:30 PM