Eclipse of the Sunnis

Eclipse of the Sunnis

Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Follows the impact of one of the great migrations of modern times, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims across the Middle East due to the conflict in Iraq, which is likely to affect it for generations to come.

Perseus Publishing
An award-winning NPR correspondent illuminates the flipside of the Shia revival?the dislocation and destabilization of the Sunni Muslims?and its impact on the Middle East

Hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims displaced or exiled by the conflict in Iraq have spread across the Middle East, unbalancing that sensitive region. From Amman to Beirut and Damascus, Deborah Amos follows the impact of one of the great migrations of modern times.

The history of the Middle East tells us that one of the greatest problems of the last forty years has been that of a displaced population, angered by their inability to safely return home and resume ownership of their property?as they see it. Now, the pattern has been repeated. A new population of exiles, as large as the Palestinians, has been created.

This particular displacement stirs up the historic conflict between Sunni and Shia. More significant even than the creation of colonial nation states a century ago, the alienation of the Sunni middle class has the capacity to cause resounding resentments across the region for generations to come.



Baker
& Taylor

The author follows the impact of one of the great migrations of modern times, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims across the Middle East due to the conflict in Iraq, which has unbalanced the Middle East and is likely to affect it for generations to come.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586486495
1586486497
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 Am69e
Characteristics: xx, 230 p. ; 25 cm

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StarGladiator
Jun 13, 2016

One wishes this book were correct, as I've read of numerous instances where Sunnis attacked Shi'a during their pilgramage to holy sites, but never have I ever read of any sect attacking Sunnis on their way to Mecca?!?
From 9/11, to the Ft. Hood attack, the Boston Marathon bombing, San Bernardino shootings and the massacre in Orlando, each and everyone involved Sunnis - - NOT Shi'a, not Sufi, not other sects - - always SUNNI! [And whether Democratic or Republican, both branches of the Bankster Party seem hellbent on supporting the Sunni head choppers of Saudi Arabia!]

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