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We never thought it could happen in NY (Shia, Sunni clash in NY)
Newsday.com (via Jihadwatch.com) ^ | 3/6/2006 | CAROL EISENBERG

Posted on 03/06/2006 5:23:25 AM PST by Dark Skies

"If you want to know where the Muslim community is headed, the Shias are the canary in the coal mine," said Nazish Agha, a young Manhattan lawyer who helped found a national Shia group. "Just assume that if these groups hate Shias, then they're also anti-Christian, anti-Semite and anti-Hindu as well."

While many Shia and Sunnis interact socially, they often worship in separate mosques. By and large, the national Muslim organizations are dominated by Sunnis with scant Shia representation. And while dialogue between the two sects has grown significantly since the Sept. 11 attacks, it is still informal.

"At least the Islamic Thinkers Society are out in the open about their views," said Shaukat Jafri of Westchester, a public health administrator who is a leading Shia organizer. "That's a blessing to the Shia because you want to know your enemy. Shia are very aware of the hidden enemy -- and it's called the Wahhabi and Salafi. To say there's no problem and no issue, we'd be living in fool's paradise."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: clash; islam; muslim; ny; shia; sunni; wot

1 posted on 03/06/2006 5:23:27 AM PST by Dark Skies
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To: Cornpone

((((ping))))


2 posted on 03/06/2006 5:33:44 AM PST by Chgogal (The US Military fights for Freedom of the Press while the NYT lies about the Military and cowers...)
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To: Dark Skies

"...public health administrator" ?


3 posted on 03/06/2006 5:36:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Dark Skies

Bump. Good to know some of what's happening locally as I don't read the papers anymore.


4 posted on 03/06/2006 5:43:23 AM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: Dark Skies
"Just assume that if these (Sunni) groups hate Shias, then they're also anti-Christian, anti-Semite and anti-Hindu as well."

And conversely, if a Shia group hates Sunnis, then they're also anti-Christian, anti-Semite and anti-Hindu as well."

So9

5 posted on 03/06/2006 7:47:18 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (" I am just going outside, and may be some time.")
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To: Servant of the 9

10-10 islam: all hate, all the time...


6 posted on 03/07/2006 8:33:56 AM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Dark Skies

"If you want to know where the Muslim community is headed, the Shias are the canary in the coal mine," said Nazish Agha, a young Manhattan lawyer who helped found a national Shia group. "Just assume that if these groups hate Shias, then they're also anti-Christian, anti-Semite and anti-Hindu as well."

I have news for him. The Jews have been the canary for centuries. But as far as he is concerned, they don't count. If I were him, I would be very worried about the psychotic muslim hatred against Jews because that hatred can very easily be directed toward the Shias. In fact, if there were no Jews, that would have already have happened.


7 posted on 03/07/2006 8:42:29 AM PST by winner3000
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