I seemingly read this sort of thing and have for years. ""Wave of attacks hits Shia and Sunni areas of Iraq, killing at least 57"
Kurds are targeted too.Have been for generations.
Then there's a lesser known sect I've been aware of that have been outcasts for generations..the Suffis regarded as even more heretical than kafirs
Not many here have studied religions particularly what is behind, the cause, history for the violence and hate between various sects of Islam.
Personally I believe the cause to be the same old cause of human history,the political seeking of power. I believe that exceeds any religious agenda.
Is the fact that Muslims have and are murdering each other (SEE ARAB SPRING_SEE SYRIA_ SEE EGYPT_ SEE HAMAS _FATAH), really any different than human history through the centuries for power?
Well it might be just a bit considering that many of those violent events in religious convictions are seemingly conducted by 'peaceful" religions.
Were and are these religious battles really for peace? Are religions peaceful?
Well, most of the contemporary 'religions" of today have evolved to peaceful solutions excepting I would suggest for one conspicuously still devoted to violence and a need for power.
Note; I reference RELIGIONS, not countries.
Countries that seem to have had any aspirations for expansion don't profess it to be a religious process as for example religiously ,Shia states as Iran- Syria- opposed by religiously Sunni states, all of course following a religion of peace.(not.)
Sadly the citizens suffer regardless the nature and target of the sectarian violence. Is that not always the way?
Witness the murders of Jews , Gypsies, etc. as an aftermath of Hitler's grab for Hitlers living space (Lebensraum), it is the innocent that die when the pious seek religious or other desires for power.
Christians suffer in Egypt for no reason, Suffis elsewhere for no reason, the innocent Bahá'í elsewhere all while the bigots and followers of religion claim to be peaceful. Has it not always been so?
Power. Greed, Avarice
Peace? Not by a hair ona chinny chin chin...