- Tuesday, February 27, 2007
- The Tension Between the Sunni and Shiite Moslems
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The Moslems are divided into two sects: the Sunnis who are the big majority, and the Shiites who are a minority. The Shiites are around 130 million people and form a majority only in Iran and Iraq. There are Shiite minorities in Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, India and Kashmir. African Islamic and Arab states are exclusively Sunnis. Indonesia, Turkey, Malaysia, Jordan, Yemen, and Palestine are Sunni countries. The Sunnis are around 1, 350 million.