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Synonyms for Sunni

a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad

one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam

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But he is angry that local and national Sunni politicians haven't come to the aid of his Sunni Muslim city either.
Since then, objectively speaking, Hezbollah has been coordinating even more closely with state institutions, including the military, to fight Sunni Islamist militants.
Salman Esso Habba of the "Christian Mobilization" militia - a part of the Shiite-dominated Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) paramilitary organization - warned the Sunni Arabs to leave, claiming that Tel Keppe's homes belonged only to Christians in the town, MEMO reported Wednesday.
Members of Iran's Sunni Religious School Council for Planning, Sunni Friday prayer leaders and a congregation of scholars presented a letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran; wherein, they expressed gratitude towards Ayatollah Khamenei for his considerate statements, prohibiting any disrespectful comment towards Aisha, the mother of the Faithful.
PM Abadi's efforts to reconcile Iraq's Sunni and Shi'ite Arabs have mostly foundered, despite increased US engagement in this country.
A coalition of Sunni Arab parliament members and Sunni ministers in the Iraqi Council of Ministers "decided to boycott today's sessions" to protest against the deterioration of security in the town of Maqdadiyah, some 100 km northeast of Baghdad, and the killings that targeted the Sunni community by militias, a parliament official and Sunni politician told Xinhua.
Today, Hussein leaves a new legacy in Iraq: a marriage of convenience between former officers of his Baath Party and Sunni militants like those of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The disturbing fact is that a strong, reliable, indigenous Sunni ground force doesn't exist yet in Iraq or Syria.
An initial group of 500 Sunni recruits are set to complete training at Taqaddum military base outside the Sunni-majority Anbar province's capital city Ramadi.
Baghdad / NINA /-- Sunni Fetwa Advisory Council refuses to appoint the head of Sunni Endowment away of legal entitlement of the Council, regardless specific personal.
The Cabinet approves a draft law creating a national guard, which Sunni political figures have described as a necessary step in order to achieve national reconciliation.
Manama, Jan 28 (BNA) -- Royal Court's Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, today received Sunni Waqf (Endowment) Council's delegation, and reviewed topics related to the Sunni Waqf work in general and mosques in particular.
Maliki himself pursued policies that marginalised and angered members of Iraq's Sunni Arab minority, especially during his second term as premier.
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen killed three Sunni clerics near the mostly Shiite city of Basra in southern Iraq, a government spokesman said Friday, an apparent sectarian attack that drew immediate calls for calm.
QOM, Iran -- Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.