Sallahudin Ayubi (Saladin), before he marched on Jerusalem and defeated the Crusaders spent 10 years fighting the Shia. How can one understand this, what appears on the surface as blatant sectarianism on the part of a widely celebrated hero of Islam?
The war in Iraq, with the US invasion started with Shiite dissident exiled politicians fabricating evidence of WMDs and nuclear weapons. As soon as Saddam was defeated, Shiite militias, trained and armed by Iran started systematically commiting genocide against Sunni residents. So much so that today, a former sunni-shia mixed city of Baghdad, which had by some acxounts a Sunni majority, harfly has any Sunnis left.
This kind of ganging up and murdering Sunnis has happened in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran. Iran, where not only are Sunnis severly oppressed but legally you cannot convert to Sunni Islam.
Where does this attitude come from? An ordinary Shia seems fine enough, "just like us". Yet the problem is that, that ordinary Shia accepts a blind following of their religious leaders. And in the depth of Shia theology, Sunnis can be treated as nonMuslim, this information directly from an honest Shia who actually studied the theology, directly to me (no third party). The reason most people dont hear about it is that the ordinary Shia either dont know or are using a uniquely Shiite concept "taqiya" - lying to protect their religion.
I am not a Sunni, I have always till recently advocated unity. I have serious issues with contemporary Islamic theology - i believe we (everybody) may be worshipping bearded men of their own flavor than Allah. And Allah knows best. I have supported Hizbollah and Iran before. Now I realize how naive I was, now I realize why Salahuddin Ayubi had to defeat the Shia before he could liberate Palestine.
Speaking the truth and standing for what is just is incumbent upon us, no matter how unpopular that truth is... No matter if none of my posts regarding this gets a "like". The irony is I am defending the Sunnis when according to a Sunni scholar, Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad no less, my testimony would not be acceptable in a Sunni Ottoman court because I am a "fasiq" aka deviant. I dislike to the nth Wahabis also. Yet it seems these various Sunnis and self-aggrandizing groups only "pray" and twiddle their thumbs...