An ISIS photo purporting to show the execution of Iraqi Shias

An ISIS photo purporting to show the execution of Iraqi Shias

As the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group ISIS continues it’s murderous onslaught to takeover the nation of Iraq, the Telegraph’s Damian Thompson attempts to weave through the differences and motivations between ISIS, the Sunnis, the Shias and the Saudis to discern what’s really behind ISIS’s intent.

“The relationship between the murderous zealots of ISIS and the rest of the Muslim world is too complicated to sum up concisely. It goes without saying that hatred between Sunnis and Shias lies at its heart. They adhere to profoundly different versions of Islam: whe”e radical Sunnis are disgusted by cultic practices or religious art that distract from the teachings of Mohammed, Shias embrace a messianic cult of martyrdom and ritual self-mortification – and claim a line of descent from the Prophet that Sunnis regard as heresy.’

Read the entire Telegraph UK article here.

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