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The Shi’ite factor

KUFA and NAJAF – The future of Iraq itself depends on the resolution of the Shi’ite problem. Nearly 70 percent of the Arab population of Iraq is Shi’ite, but they have always been a political minority to the Sunnis. Kufa, founded in AD 638 under caliph Omar, is the birthplace of the Shi’ite faith – […]