Sunni and Shiite Terrorist Networks: Competition or Collusion?

(Institute for Contemporary Affairs/Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Lenny Ben-David - The Palestinian assertion that Sunni and Shiite terrorist groups do not cooperate is baseless and historically wrong. Recent history has demonstrated that there are few religious-ideological barriers in the world of international terrorism. The secular Ba'athist regime in Syria works closely with Hizballah, as a secular Ba'athist regime in Iraq has developed ties to al Qaeda. Radical Sunni and Shiite Islamic groups have their own geopolitical interests in bridging the great Islamic divide - particularly their antipathy for the U.S. and its allies.

2002-12-19 00:00:00

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