Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on war in iraq over religion Paper must be at least 1500 words. Please, no plagiarized work! The other school of thought “Shia” argued that the rightful successor of Prophet Muhammad should be his son-in-law Ali who was believed to have been ordained by the prophet in accordance with the direction of God (Moaddel et al., 2011). Although these two groups disagree on the rightful successor of the prophet, they strongly share fundamental beliefs. They both believe in the wholeness of Allah and that prophet Muhammad was the last prophet. They also believe in similar methods of prayers, fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca with differences in ritual, doctrine, law, and theology.
In Iraq the Shia are said to be the majority by 65% while the Sunnis are about 32%, interestingly the Sunnis are further split into ethnic groups majorly the Kurds, Turkmen, and Arabs (Denton-Borhaug, 2012). The bone of content has always been traced to the thirst for dominance which nurtures bitterness and conflicts.
The Sunnis disagree that the Shia makes up the majority of the Muslim population in Iraq and blaming it on propaganda and immigration by Shias from Iran. However many Sunnis complain of marginalization by the majority Shia. The contradictory number of dominance instigates the need for power tussle and in December 2005 elections turnout an Islamic scholar Vali Nasr confirms a strong Shia majority in Iraq (Moaddel et al., 2011).
After the independence of Iraq in 1932, the Shias were targeted and they suffered a series of attacks directly and indirectly (Simon & Tejirian, 2013). This led to a very rebellious radicalism amongst the Shias having faced prosecutions under the Ba’ath party rule. During the regime of Saddam Hussein, there were numerous attacks on the Shias examples are outlawing of Shias religious festivals, execution of over 40 Shia clerics, and torture of Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr the leader of the Shia movement (Simon & Tejirian, 2013). The Shias were also targeted economically and they occupied the poorest member of the population in the Iraqi society while the Sunnis occupied the ruling class.