Shiite


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a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs

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One reason for those countries understating their Shiite populations is obvious: Retaining political power in Sunni hands.
The recent inauguration of the "Husseiniya" has angered the influential Sunni Muslim al-Azhar institute and other Sunni clerics, who regarded it as a move to spread Shiite Islam in Egypt.
In the first attack, five people were killed when unidentified assailants riding motorcycles sprayed their vehicle with bullets in a suburb of the provincial capital Quetta inhabited by the Shiite Hazara tribesmen.
Later on Monday, state news agency SPA reported that the governor of Eastern Province, Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, against whom graffiti was painted on walls in the streets of Qatif city, had met Shiite dignitaries.
Prominent Shiite political leader Hassan Mushaima, Shiite activist Abduljalil Al Singace and six others were sentenced yesterday.
Bahrain warned its nationals March 22 not to travel to Lebanon for their own safety, after Iranian -backed Shiite Muslim group Hizbullah came out in support of weeks of protests by mainly Shiite demonstrators in Bahrain.
Since then the Shiite communities of Lebanon have played a role that is much more ambiguous than has been conventionally accepted.
As the Saudis move to restrain the rising strength of Iran and the Shiites outside the kingdom, they keep an ever-watchful eye over their own Shiite population.
Two roadside bombs struck two minibuses in separate incidents in the poor Baghdad Shiite district of Sadr City.
First, the United States is doing little, if anything, to restrain ethnic cleansing, either in Baghdad neighborhoods or Sunni and Shiite enclaves surrounding the capital.
As Maliki's weak and corrupt government collapses along sectarian lines and Bush throws his backing behind the Shiite party least likely to find common ground with the insurgents, Iraq is disintegrating.
An hour later a suicide bomber blew himself up near the entrance of a Shiite mosque in a predominantly Shiite city to the south, also near the Iranian border.
The Iraqi population is estimated to be 60 percent Shiite Arabs, 20 percent Sunni Arabs, and 20 percent Kurds.
The majority of the world's Muslim population follows the Sunni branch of Islam, and approximately 10-15% of all Muslims follow the Shiite (Shi'ite, Shi'a, Shia) branch.
The emerging Shiite revival [in Iraq and throughout the Middle East] need not be a source of concern for the United States, even though it has rattled some U.