Provides historical background on the split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, and discusses the differences and similarities in their religious beliefs and practices. Also relates Sunni and Shiite religious beliefs to current discussions of Islamic terrorist groups and their ideologies, Iraq, and other issues of interest to the 109th Congress.
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