Shias Attack Sunni Muslims Tuesday and early Wednesday

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:05 AM by Unknown user

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html


In Iraq suicide bombings took place Tuesday and early Wednesday killing at least 31 people. It was two Shia muslims that attacked the house of Sunni during a tuesday night banquet for the Iraqi security forces killing 22 people. Then the next day on wednesday more Shias staged a coordinated assault  killing nine people.

This connects to our standards of history with the british putting the wrong people in a country together after the Ottoman Empire collapsed.It also connects with the different religons in SWA because both Sunni and Shias are fighting.


SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

a. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire led to regional conflict.

SS7G8 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

d. Explain the reason for the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims.



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