Shiites attack Sunnis after Sunnis destroy the Askari Mosque

February 22, 2006 at 6:34 pm (From old blog, History, Islam, Religion, War)

Shiites have begun attacking Sunnis after they attack (and virtually demolish) an ancient Shiite mosque.

It’s about time.

We do not want to advocate violence or cheer militant Muslims, but the Shiites in Iraq had been living with incessant attacks by Sunnis for too long. If the Shiites did not respond in some manner, the Sunni militants would continue to believe that they could get away with attacking Shiites. For the government to respond would have been difficult: it would be difficult to respond in such a way that Shiites would not see the government as supporting Sunnis or that the Sunnis would not see the government as placating to Shiite desires for vengeance. Read the rest of this entry »

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