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Fears over deepening Sunni-Shia divide in UK

Fears over deepening Sunni-Shia divide in UK

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
06/03/2015
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Yet here, Anahita has had to face other challenges. Being lesbian has not been an issue with her contemporaries in London. However, she tells me that being a Shia Muslim here has sometimes proved harder. With many Islamic Societies at British universities mostly under Sunni leadership, the sectarian divides so bitterly apparent in much of the Middle East between the Sunni majority and the Shia minority are making themselves felt here in the UK.