Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Growing sectarian affiliation in Egypt puts Shiites at risk

At this decisive time in the Middle East, Hannah Allam of McClatchy Newspapers, discusses the growing tensions between Sunnis and Shiites and the increasing tendency for sectarian affiliation in Egypt.

In Egypt, Shiites, who constitute a small minority of the country’s 78 million Muslims, are at greatest risk of persecution. While, they were previously largely accepted and left alone, the persistent conflict in Iraq has fueled anti-Shiite sentiments.

According to Allam, the Egyptian media is printing anti-Shiite propaganda and some have sought to blame the group for regional problems. Egyptian Shiites also claim that the government is discriminating against them.
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