Friday, February 16, 2007

Sunni, Shia Dialogue.

Reuters reports on THE DIALOGUE between the influential Sunni Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Iranian politico Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani on the subject of Sunni-Shia sectarian tensions. If you read Arabic THIS is the direct interview from Aljazeera.

Obviously a very serious subject these days and as a few bloggers such as sandmonkey say, the Sunni-Shia conflict might be the next big mid-east war. Funny how just a few years ago this realy wasn't much of an issue!! If you notice in the "Dialogue" each one of those guys are trying to blame the other camp and say who started it first. But none the less, a "dialogue" is a step in the right direction. But will the Fighting Factions realy listen though? i doubt it, because there sure isn't much of a "Dialogue" going on in Iraq and not enough condemnation from the Arab/Muslim world towards the massacres taking place there.

We have Sunni-Shia conflict rite now in Iraq, one could be brewing in Lebanon, also in YEMEN,Shia Rebels killed and God knows where else!

The Disgusting thing is all those killers, claim to be devout Muslims yet this killing is a great sin in Islam. QURANIC VERSE "Who so ever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and who so ever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind," (Al-Ma'dah:32).


Anonymous said...

Basically, all the religions should agree:

"Therefore one human being was created … to teach you that he who kills one soul, it is as if he had killed an entire world, for he destroys all future generations that would have come from that one person. And he who saves the life of one person, it is as if he had saved an entire world."

Jerusalem Talmud [Sanhedrin, 37a]

Unfortunately, I'm not sure these two guys are the most innocent!

The Anti-Wahhabi said...

The Shi'a in Yemen are considered "Sunnis masquerading as Shi'a" by many Shi'as I've spoken to.

I guess the main difference between the Zaidi Shia and the Twelver Shi'a is the fact that the Zaidis accept Abu Bakr, Uthman, and Umar, while the Twelvers despite them.

Modern Pharaoh said...

@Anonymous: Wow, Just goes to Show how both the Talmud, and The Quran are the words of God!

Taha Abdulla Baharoon said...

Many Arabs born, or living, in the USA in particular, or in the West Generally,prefer to call themselves Arab liberals.Those of Christian background usually pose as good, or born again, Chrsitians while Muslim Arab liberals antidote their "Islamic Stigma" with athesim. You yourself being an exception in that you call yourself " Modern Pharoah, but all of you. Arab Liberals, have one thing in common: you use all these opportunistic tricks for the sole purpose of getting into the good books of the West and for selfish reasons, at the same time all of you have little respect for your own origin and tradition and thisis the right and true reflection of your characters.