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The root cause is beyond Shia and Sunni

Reader comment on item: Trump's Saudi Speech: Pretty Good
in response to reader comment: Shia Radicalism

Submitted by Prashant, May 27, 2017 at 11:21

Dear Dr Pipes,

the reader Muhammad Ardeshir from Pakistan tried to compare Shia and Sunni radicalism and assign and questioned how Trump was going to control the Shia radicalism. Mr Ardeshir is denying the root cause of the problem. The root cause of the problem is absence of respect for human rights, individual freedom, and democracy in the Islamic mindset.

From a non-Muslim's point of view Shias and Sunnis are more or less identical to each other. Islamic world has to adopt secular democracy and separation of church and state and very very very fast. The biggest beneficiaries of change will be Muslims who are suffering from poverty and violence all over the world.


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