Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims clash in Syrian civil war

Dorell, Oren; Kwider, Ahmed
June 2013
Christian Century;6/26/2013, Vol. 130 Issue 13, p16
The article discusses sectarian conflict between Sunni Muslims and Shi'ite Muslims, as well as Alawites, as an aspect of Syria's civil war as of June 2013, also noted differences between Russia and the U.S. on Syria. It is said that the conflict is likely to move into Lebanon, while Sunni nations have been backing Syria's rebels.


Related Articles

  • Letters to the editor. Fradkin, Hillel; Libby, Lewis // Commentary;May2014, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p8 

    A letter to the editor is presented in which the authors respond to feedback from readers regarding their essay "Why Sunnis Fear Shiites" in the December 2013 issue.

  • The Wahhabi War on Indonesia's Shiites. Indira, Rossie; Vltchek, Andre // Foreign Policy in Focus;12/5/2012, p2 

    The article reports on the war on Indonesia's Shiites supported and propagated by Saudi Arabia's intolerant brand of Wahhabi Sunni Islam. According to lecturer Naila Zakiyah, Sunnis have killed several Shiites and burned their schools and homes in East Java. Three massacres were also committed...

  • Could Isis take Iraq’s capital? al-Khoei, Hayder // New Statesman;6/20/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5215, p18 

    The article looks at political and security conditions in Iraq as of June 2014, focusing on the insurgency of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis) militant group. It notes that the Iraqi government has lost control of the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, Iraq, to the insurgents. The author...

  • Sectarianism after the Arab Spring. MIKAÏL, BARAH // Air & Space Power Journal: Afrique et Francophonie;2014 1st Quarter, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Special section p89 

    A reprint of the article "Sectarianism after the Arab Spring: An Exaggerated Spectre," published by the European Think Tanks Group Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue (FRIDE) in June 2012 is presented. Topics discussed include sectarianism in the Middle East & North...

  • A militia with iPhones. Hilsum, Lindsey // New Statesman;6/27/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5216, p20 

    The author discusses the conditions in Iraq as of June 27, 2014. Topics include the increase in corruption, red tape and bureaucracy in Iraq since dictator Saddam Hussein was in power, the reasons the author's Iraqi contact and the bureau manager for British news channels ITV and Channel 4,...

  • Media Conference on the Launch of a Joint Appeal to Sunni and Shi'a Muslims by His Excellency Dr Mahathir Mohamad and His Excellency S. Muhammad Khatami. Khatami, S. Muhammad; Mohamad, Dr. Mahathir bin // Islam & Civilisational Renewal;Jul2013, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p456 

    The article announces a Media Conference to launch a Joint Appeal to Sunni and Shi'a Muslims by politicians Dr Mahathir Mohamad and S. Muhammad Khatami, aiming to end violence and bloodshed between Sunni-Shi'a relationship to be held at Putrajaya, Malaysia on May 22, 2013.

  • EGYPT-RELIGION.  // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);5/10/2010, Vol. 191 Issue 4848, p6 

    The article reports on the warn against the Sunni Muslims concerning the expansion of Shiism religion in Egypt.

  • Syria war stokes Iraq sectarianism. Mirza, Adal // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;5/10/2013, Vol. 57 Issue 19, p22 

    The article looks at political and social conditions in Iraq, as of May 2013. It reports there has been an increase in sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias and discusses the Syrian war and its sectarian dimension as a factor. It describes possible contagion effects of the Syrian war in...

  • Riyadh arrests 18 Shias for spying in Eastern Province. MARTIN, MATTHEW // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;3/22/2013, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p18 

    The article reports that eighteen Shia Muslims have been arrested on charges of spying in Saudi Arabia in 2013, discussing how the arrest, which included sixteen Saudi Arabians, has heightened tense relations between the Shia's Eastern Province and Saudi Arabia's Sunni royal family.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics