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Devoted to the viewpoint of Islam of Muhammad SAW and Amir ul-Mumineen, Ali ibn Abi Talib SA, in the Shi'a Fatimi Ismaili Dawoodi Bohra tradition.

May 25, 2003

the sum of all fears.

What is the best way to ensure an Iranian-style theocracy in Iraq, complete with subjugation of women? Confiscate the Shi'a guns while letting the Kurds keep theirs.

This will of course exacerbate tensions and increase the perception that the US is a Crusading conqueror. That will radicalize the Shi'a, and then of course the US will have to crack down even harder. This is a feedback loop.

UPDATE: Don't forget the fact that religious clerics are providing social services superior to what the Americans offer (and promised).

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Shi'a Pundit was launched in 2002 during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The blog focuses on issues pertaining to Shi'a Islam in the west and in the Islamic world. The author is a member of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. Bohras adhere to the Shi'a Fatimi tradition of Islam, headed by the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS).

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