Tag Archives | sectarianism

Authorities Clamp Down on Sectarian Hate Speech

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi government, headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, is seeking to penalize people for the hate speech prevalent in Iraqi society by arresting anyone who expresses such ideas or promotes […]

Video: Can Govt Stem Rising Sectarianism?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s top Shia cleric Ali al Sistani has called on the government to curb the activities of armed groups. At least seven Sunni mosques were bombed in eastern Iraq earlier this week, allegedly […]

Video: Obama’s Balancing Act over Iraq Crisis

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US President Barack Obama is warning that the fight against the Islamic State group may take time. Speaking before US fighter jets carried out a new round of air strikes, Obama blamed Iraqi […]

Iraqi Minorities Victims of Sectarian Conflict

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The continuing conflict between Sunnis and Shiites has caused significant negative effects on minorities in Iraq. During the recent setback, many Christian areas have fallen under the control of the Islamic State (IS, formerly […]

Video: Marginalisation Fuels Sunni Rebellion

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Sunni rebellion in Iraq was years in the making. They have long felt marginalized and targeted by the Shia led government of Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports […]

Video: Maliki Behind Sectarian Divide?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Shia volunteers answer a call to arms after Sunni rebels take over Iraqi cities. Adrian Finighan speaks to Lara Fatah – an Iraqi-Kurdish analyst; Alaa Makki – an Iraqi member of parliament with […]

Sectarian Militias Assume Larger Role

By Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Militiamen in Iraq do not only carry weapons, they also wield religious, moral and economic power over their social environment. They play the role of neighborhood governors in times of peace […]

‘Baghdad Belt’ Deals With New Sectarian Tensions

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Arab Jibor, a neighborhood south of Baghdad that is home to a variety of different sects, is part of an area that encompasses the Iraqi capital known as “hizam Baghdad,” Arabic for the “Baghdad […]

Iraq’s Sunni-Shiite Divide About Governance

By Harith al-Qarawee for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. There are two conflicting trends at the core of the sectarian dispute that is intensifying in Iraq. The first trend is influenced by domestic political considerations pertaining to the failure of the […]

Video: KSA, Qatar “Need Sectarian War in Iraq”

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran’s PressTV has conducted an interview with Zayd al-Isa, a Middle East expert from London about recent surges of violence in Iraq: (Source: PressTV)

Video: Turkey “Influencing Protests in Iraq”

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. “The Turkish government probably has some interests among the Sunnis and the surrounding countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, also Turkey, don’t like to have a government [in Iraq] which is generally a Shia […]

Video: Al-Sadr Protests Iraqi Sectarianism

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands have gathered in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to join the powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in protest against sectarianism and to demand the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki: […]