Why are we still wasting time in Afghanistan?

An Afghan woman, Farkhunda, was beaten with sticks and stones, dragged by a car and then thrown onto the bank of the Kabul River and set afire by men. Why? Because they believed an Imam who said she had burned the Koran. What we know. Farkhunda was a devout Muslim, 27 years old, …

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Sunnis? Shiites? What’s the difference?

The majority of the world’s Muslim population (1.6 billion) follows the Sunni branch of Islam, and approximately 10-15% of all Muslims follow the Shiite (Shi’ite, Shi’a, Shia) branch. Shiite populations constitute a majority in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan. There are also significant Shiite populations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, …

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