Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Sunni Dilemma: Who's Worse?

I'm supposed to be the soldier
Who never blows his composure
Even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders
I am never supposed to show it,
My crew ain't supposed to know it
The enemy of an enemy is a fr-Osama's muse?
Say you're a hardline cleric from the old-school Wahabi sect. You like your al-Jazeerah and burqas as much as the next believer at the tea house, but you get to thinking....."Sheeeeit, I don't think I can hate another group as much as that Zionist Entity, can I?"

After a couple of guilt inducing sips from some intoxicating tea, it occurs to you that "Hey! I can't hate any group more than my co-religionists! It's obvious the apostate shia's are a curse on the earth." Thus, this temper tantrum:
A top Saudi Sunni cleric, whose ideas inspired Osama bin Laden, issued a religious edict Saturday disavowing the Shi'ite guerrilla group Hizbullah, evidence that a rift remained among Muslims over the fighting in Lebanon.

Hizbullah, which translates as "the party of God," is actually "the party of the devil," said Sheik Safar al-Hawali, whose radical views made the al-Qaida leader one of his followers in the past.

"Don't pray for Hizbullah," he said in the fatwa posted on his Web site.

The edict, which reflects the historical stand of strict Wahhabi doctrine viewing Shi'ite Muslims as heretics, follows a similar fatwa from another popular Saudi cleric Sheik Abdullah bin Jibreen two weeks into the conflict with Israel.
He's not siding with Israel, he's just hating on his a sect of his own religion, as well as firing a shot at Saudi Arabia's regional rival: Iran.

I am not surprised that arab countries are pissed that Iran has a presence on the Arabian peninsula. Politically, geographically, socially, historically and militarily, Iran has developed in a very independent manner from the arab world. They embrace a very specific and detested brand of Islam, sponsor terror in other countries and are now partly responsible for the destruction of one of the few arab countries with a real chance of being great: Lebanon.

The more links found and exposed between Hezbollah and Iran will mean a widening chasm between the Persian Gulf states.

And just to hammer home the divide, here's Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart Again".

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