Skip to comments.Are The Terrorists Mostly Sunni or Shiite?
Posted on 07/17/2005 10:05:08 AM PDT by Tampa Caver
Come someone enlighten me on the general grouping of the Islamist terrorists that are mostly involved in the terror cells outside the Islamic nations? Are mosques outside these nations segregated as to Sunni and Shiite affiliation? If so, are there certain mosques we should be aware of that are of that affiliation? Thanks for any info.
".....are there certain mosques we should be aware of that are of that affiliation?"
Yes. The ones with Minarets.
they are just about all muslim...
we mustn't forget the show put on for the world when the shi'ite fundamentalists in Iran when jimi carter installed ayatollah khomeini..
islam is islam, no matter what mask it wears in any time or place.
Let God sort them out.
Nice technique to deflect from focusing on the real problem though: they're out to kill us. Let's do more to prevent it.
Well, the concise answer would be, They're all Muslim.
I'd say mostly Sunni.
Hizballah in Lebanon is a Shiite group, supported by Syria, which has a Sunni majority population but an Allawite (Shiite) government. Iran's Shiite, too, of course.
In Iraq, the young Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr set up a large militia last year, but a combination of US attacks and mainstream Shiite condemnation seem to have shut him up.
The Sunni tribesmen from Anbar Province are the real hardcore bastards in Iraq, and they're the ones who work with the terrorists coming from all over the Arab world to fight and die in Iraq.
The Taliban and Al Qaeda are obviously Sunni. The Wahhabis who finance most of the extreme Islamic education worldwide that produces terrorists are Sunni. Most Pakistanis are Sunni, including, I assume, the London terrorists. And the Egyptians are Sunni too.
The three main sources of Islamic thought - Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia - are all Sunni.
Do you know if Shiites and Sunni worship together outside the Islamic world or are their mosques "segregated"? From what I've read, they don't like each other too well and in fact despise each other due to a historic chasm in prophets and leadership way in the past. I would also like to know if there is animosity due to racial heritage. I know Iran is primarily Indo-European ancestry while most of the others states are Semitic or Arab in heritage. Does anyone know what sect is in the majority in the Phillipines and Indonesia
"The Taliban and Al Qaeda are obviously Sunni. The Wahhabis who finance most of the extreme Islamic education worldwide that produces terrorists are Sunni. Most Pakistanis are Sunni, including, I assume, the London terrorists. And the Egyptians are Sunni too."
Yep, yep and yep.
The wahhabis are at the root of the evil IMHO.
Jihad, per se, evidently is a Shiite concept. However, the aggressive fundamentalism of the Wahabi is Sunni and emanates from Saudia Arabia. The Madrassas that appear to be influential in radicalizing muslim youth are I believe Sunni dominated.
In short the answer is that both sects provide terrorists.
In Iraq they are almost all Sunni and target a lot of Shiites. This whole muslim terrorism thing is becoming more of a cult than anything else. It's like calling Jim Jones group Christian.
This is the crux of my questioning. Not to deflect from the real issue but to obtain a working knowledge for later use. I say "Know thy enemies". It's easy to say 'kill them all'. The Jim Jones thought is interesting. Thanks
Doesn't matter because it always the Jews, or Bush, or Blair.
So Wahhabism is the Sunni extreme element. Is there a equivalent group on the Shiite side? I know about the Wahhabis already. Any thoughts on if they have separate mosques like, say, in the US and England. My eventual line of thought is to know if they will one day coalesce into one large grouping for political purposes eventually.