Telling Sunni From Shiite

Damien Cave consulted a group of experts and distilled a handy dandy guide on “Telling Sunni From Shiite.” It turns out it’s much harder than telling Shiite from Shinola.

James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


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  2. legion says:

    In reading this article, it becomes increasingly clear why it was so important to our Founding Fathers to seperate Church and State.

  3. madmatt says:

    Nice work calling our “allies” s**t…that should get them on our side!