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Sunni or Shiite?
Posted by: Dale Franks on Friday, February 23, 2007

How up to date are you on the intricacies of Islam, and the ideologies of our Islamist enemies? Why not find out?
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I got 100%, but I got the feeling that there was some hidden point they were trying to make based on the questions and their order.
Written By: JWG
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Eight of eight, but those were pretty easy. What hidden point?
Written By: Linda Morgan
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Got a 8 out of 8 as well. I thought they were going to be harder, liked did shiites want to follow mohammed’s brother or uncle?
Written By: ChrisB
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Side note:

Speculation on which congressmen could or couldn’t pass this test?
Written By: ChrisB
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Thats it? That’s all you need to know about sunnis and shiites?

8 contemporary nightly-news talking points are sufficient to fully inform the American audience of a 1400 year old feud. Mission Accomplished. Now someone needs to inform John Murtha that Kurds are Sunnis...but that would probably blow up his already deranged mind.
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
What hidden point?
The question starts with the Sunni Al Qaeda, then proceeds to Hezbollah, Iran, and the al Mahdi militia (i.e. al Sadr’s army) in Iraq.

I read it as "A Sunni organization started our WOT campaign, yet here we are with these Shiites"

Then we get another Sunni question — The Taliban (in Afghanistan where we "should be focused")

Al Sadr question (again — isn’t this a repeat from the al Mahdi army?)

Then back to the Sunnis — hey, what do you know? Look at where the Sunnis are — Saudi Arabia and Pakistan!

I bring this up because I see those who oppose the war in Iraq as repeatedly critisizing the US alliances with SA and Pakistan since they are Sunni.

Why didn’t the poll ask about Saddam? Or the Kurds? Or the muslims in the former Yugoslavia?

In other words, look at the only Sunnis listed: al Qaeda, Taliban, SA, Pakistan
Then look at the only Shiites listed: Hezbollah, Iran, and al Sadr (twice)
Written By: JWG
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8/8. Can I start challenging Juan Cole now? Seriously though, it would be interesting to see how some of our esteemed legislators would fair with a test as easy as this.
Written By: cjd
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The test is a joke. Any semi-educated person should be able to answer them with ease.
Written By: Minh-Duc
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The test is a joke. Any semi-educated person should be able to answer them with ease.
Like Rep. Silvestre Reyes?
Written By: McQ
Like Rep. Silvestre Reyes?

Look, they can’t study everything. There are grants for key infrastructure projects with their names on them to study up on. It isn’t as if they all are on key foreign affairs related committees. Oh damn!
Written By: Lance

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