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23.6. Expansion of Islam/ Sunni-Shia Divide

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The Sunni-Shia Divide. Violence between Islam’s sects has been rare historically, with most of the deadly sectarian attacks directed by clerics or political leaders rather than erupting spontaneously.

The Sunni-Shia Divide

Extremist groups, many of which are fostered by states, are the chief actors in sectarian killings today. Two of the most prominent terrorist groups, Sunni al-Qaeda and Shia Hezbollah, have not defined their movements in sectarian terms, and have favored using anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist, and anti-American frameworks to define their jihad, or struggle. What's the Difference Between Sunni and Shia Muslims? The Martyr Of Imam Hussain ('Alayhi Salam) - (The Last Moments) Ashura 2015 - Ashura Around The World. Legendary story of Imam Hussain. Spread of Islam.