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Ashura marks the death 1,300 years ago of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson, which widened the split between Sunni and Shia Islam.
The murder 19 years earlier of Ali, Hussein's father, gave rise to the central schism in Islam between Sunni and Shia.
Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, killed at Karbala by army of Caliph Yazid in 680.
Originally posted by John bull 1
Perhaps the lack of Sunni representation has just entrenched the views of that minority and only served to set them on a firmer course toward civil war.