sunni vs. shitte a little closer to home

Dearborn, Michigan made the front page of the “New York Times” today. It seems as though the civil war brewing between Shiites and Sunnis isn’t restricted to Iraq. Here’s a clip:

Twice recently, vandals have shattered windows at three mosques and a dozen businesses popular among Shiite Muslims along Warren Avenue, the spine of the Arab community here.

Although the police have arrested no one, most in Dearborn’s Iraqi Shiite community blame the Sunni Muslims.

“The Shiites were very happy that they killed Saddam, but the Sunnis were in tears,” Aqeel Al-Tamimi, 34, an immigrant Iraqi truck driver and a Shiite, said as he ate roasted chicken and flatbread at Al-Akashi restaurant, one of the establishments damaged over the city line in Detroit…

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  1. Posted November 16, 2007 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know who runs Pita Pita on Washtenaw, but whoever that is, that’s the side I’m taking.

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