What's the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims?





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Published on Jul 2, 2014

In the Middle East, the battle between the Sunnis and Shiites has been going on for quite some time. With one and a half billion Muslims in the world, it is extremely unlikely that they are ALL involved. In fact, this age-old conflict isn't even about religion. Check out this episode to see what the Sunni-Shiite conflict is really about.

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