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Old 10-19-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default OT: Should anti-terror officials know the difference between sunni and *****e?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/op...&ex=1161921600

Summary: The author asks a bunch of politicians who oversee the war against terror to explain the difference between a sunni and *****e muslim, and answer which sect Al Queda belongs to, and almost nobody can pass this simple test.

To be honest, it's not a topic that I personally know much about either, but then again, it's not my job to know. I was a little dissapointed to read this article, and it offers a lot of insight as to why we're not getting anywhere with this war. We don't care enough to learn about the culture and background of our enemy. We don't know which side they're on in their civil war. Pretty lame.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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I find it hilarious that we cannot type S-h-i-t-e...I wonder if it works if he type (EDIT: i tried to type the same word with two I's but it didnt work. i find this filter to be racist, even though im sunni. lol jk...)

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Old 10-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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Do people on this board know the difference?
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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I find it hilarious that we cannot type S-h-i-t-e...I wonder if it works if he type (EDIT: i tried to type the same word with two I's but it didnt work. i find this filter to be racist, even though im sunni. lol jk...)

My reactions: Hate is blind, so is greed.

The correct word is Sh-i-i-te anyways.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #5
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I would imagine not, other than the muslims. Some of whom might not know either..

I do though
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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Do people on this board know the difference?

That's not our job cracka. If you wanna ask me the difference between a **** poster and a goody poster on the site, I can tell you. IT'S MY JOB!
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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it really doesn't make a difference. The only reason people give *****es a bad rep is because of Iran which is predominantly *****e. Al-Qaeda is mostly sunni. Bin Laden is sunni as is most of the muslim world. The taliban too are sunni.

The sect of a muslim really shouldn't matter in the war against terror since that's a war against Al_Qaeda.

It shouldn't matter against Iran either because that is a politcal issue, not a terror issue.

It does however matter in the war in Iraq. Those two sects don't get along, and since they are in the same region trying to exercise their freedom to eliminate the other, in that case it does matter.

When it comes down to it, the differences between Shiia and Sunni originated out of political dispute:
Who should have been the rightful successor to the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) after he passed away. It all culminated in a civil war whcih resulted in the deaths of the Prophet's Grand Children (ending his bloodline if I'm not mistaken).

And honestly the whole split didn't even happen till much, much later after the events. Its pretty much ****ed up like most political crap.
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