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When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

Sunni and Shia Islam- What's The Origin of The Split?

Amelia Amin | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Amelia Amin

The differences between Sunni and Shia Islam are political in origin, and remain so to this day. The way that Muslims are positioned throughout the world (70% Sunni, and 20% Shia) has heavily informed the politics of various countries and created much geopolitical tension and associated extremism between the two sects.

Jessica Elgot

Are Bitter Muslim Sectarian Tensions In Syria Spreading To UK?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

Carrying billowing black flags, Anjem Choudary's banned group of extremists stomped past the Lebanese cafes and phone accessories shops along north Lo...

British Muslims Split Along Sectarian Lines Over Arab Uprisings

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
H.A. Hellyer

For more than a decade I have been studying the community dynamics of Muslim Britons. Their views on the Arab uprisings are intriguing: sectarian fears, disappointments, scepticism, hope and ethnic concerns are all there.

Baghdad Bombings Kill 63 As Sectarian Violence Erupts In Iraq

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

At least 63 people have died in Baghdad and almost 200 have been injured after a series of deadly bombings rocked the Iraqi capital. Up to 14 coord...