posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 09:09 AM
I posted this in another thread, but it's relevant here too:
It may come as a surprise to some who note the rhetoric of the Ayatollahs and Ahmadinejad, but Al-Qaeda hate Iran, and Iran hates Al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda are a extremist Sunni branch of Islam.
Iran are Shia Islam in domination.
The Shia-Sunni split in Islam occured when some muslims did not recognise a Caliph as a successor to the prophet Muhammed. They became known as the
It can be likened in some aspects, to Judaism not seeing Jesus as the Messiah that Christianity sees him as.
Extremist Sunnis saw and have seen since, that Shias, because they did not recognise the Caliph, were no longer muslims, and could be killed and
slaughtered as infidels.
We see this with Al-Zarqawi's group in Iraq, blowing up Shia mosques in Iraq, killing hundreds, declaring that "Shias are dogs, worse than
Americans" and seeing them as traitors of Islam.
If Al-Zarqawi, Bin Laden and Al-Zawhari were to be killed and their deaths proven, Shias would rejoice, and this includes of course Iran.