Letters: Mar. 19, 2007

The Ancient Roots of the Sunni-Shi'ite War

Our report sketched a timeline of the unending turmoil between the Sunnis and the Shi'ites, two sects quite similar at first glance but harboring a mutual hatred that has burned for centuries. Readers believed that with such a venomous history, Iraq will need more than the U.S.'s plan to return to stability

RE Your March 5 cover story: As a Sunni Muslim in the U.S., I am often asked to explain the differences and disagreements between the Islamic sects. Your superb analysis has made my job much easier. It is the most balanced, finely...

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