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fighter said:
MoHasanie said:
AnthonyW86 said:
I rhink the Arab League should intervine, possibly supported by the rest of the world.

If they don't however, especially the neighbouring country's should face economic sanctions for standing by and doing nothing.

The Arab League will not intervene because they are the one's funding them.

Wouldn't it be in the interest of non-sunnite muslims to stop ISIS ?

It would be in the interest of any sane human to stop ISIS. Sunni's don't support ISIS but Wahabi's do, and ISIS has the same thinking as Wahabi's. 



    

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fighter said:

Wouldn't it be in the interest of non-sunnite muslims to stop ISIS ?

non-sunnite means pretty much only Iran and Azerbaijan, intervention of the former wouldn't fly with the west (not sure Iran would even want to - the more the Shia in Iraq are under pressure the better are the chances they decide to join Iran once Iraq shatters, which has pretty high possibility) and the later doesn't have the military force



Lafiel said:
fighter said:

Wouldn't it be in the interest of non-sunnite muslims to stop ISIS ?

non-sunnite means pretty much only Iran and Azerbaijan, intervention of the former wouldn't fly with the west and the later doesn't have the military force

I think there's more than that. 10-20% of Muslims are not Sunni. 



    

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MoHasanie said:

I think there's more than that. 10-20% of Muslims are not Sunni. 

afaik Iran, Azerbaijan and Iraq are the only countries the Shia are the majority of the people, in other countries they are a minority



Lafiel said:
MoHasanie said:

I think there's more than that. 10-20% of Muslims are not Sunni. 

afaik Iran, Azerbaijan and Iraq are the only countries the Shia are the majority of the people, in other countries they are a minority

I never knew about Azerbaijan. Iraq was one of them too. Bahrain is as well but its ruling family is Sunni. I think that's it. Pakistan and India are the other two countries with large populaions of them. There are only about 150-200m of them and one third live in Iran. 

Estimated 2009
  Shia Population
Approximate
Percentage of Muslim
Population that is Shia
Approximate
Percentage of World
Shia Population
Iran 66 – 70 million 90 – 95% 37 – 40%
Pakistan 17 – 26 million 10 – 15 10 – 15
India 16 – 24 million 10 – 15 9 – 14
Iraq 19 -22 million 65 – 70 11 – 12
Turkey 7 – 11 million 10 – 15 4 – 6
Yemen 8 – 10 million 35 – 40 ~5
Azerbaijan 5 – 7 million 65 – 75 3 – 4
Afghanistan 3 – 4 million 10 – 15 ~2
Syria 3 – 4 million 15 – 20 ~2
Saudi Arabia 2 – 4 million 10 – 15 1 – 2
Nigeria <4 million <5 <2
Lebanon 1 – 2 million 45 – 55 <1
Tanzania <2 million <10 <1
Kuwait 500,000 – 700,000 20 – 25 <1
Germany 400,000 – 600,000 10 – 15 <1
Bahrain 400,000 – 500,000 65 – 75 <1
Tajikistan ~400,000 ~7 <1
United Arab Emirates 300,000 – 400,000 ~10 <1
United States 200,000 – 400,000 10 – 15 <1
Oman 100,000 – 300,000 5 – 10 <1
United Kingdom 100,000 – 300,000 10 – 15 <1
Bulgaria ~100,000 10 – 15 <1
Qatar ~100,000 ~10 <1
World Total 154 – 200 million 10 – 13 100


    

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MoHasanie said:
fighter said:
MoHasanie said:

The Arab League will not intervene because they are the one's funding them.

Wouldn't it be in the interest of non-sunnite muslims to stop ISIS ?

It would be in the interest of any sane human to stop ISIS. Sunni's don't support ISIS but Wahabi's do, and ISIS has the same thinking as Wahabi's. 

all gulf countries funded the islamist rebels in syria...

my question was due to ISIS recruiting sunnis and killing shiites

i agree that wahabis and sunnis have the common goal of a "pure islam" but I am not sure wahabis (nor sunnis for the matter) support ISIS



fighter said:

all gulf countries funded the islamist rebels in syria...

my question was due to ISIS recruiting sunnis and killing shiites

ISIS is killing anybody who isn't Sunni. 

I'm not sure if all countries funded them but maybe you're right. Qatar and Saudi have openly said they are funding them to fight Assad. Not sure about Kuwait or the UAE though. 



    

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MoHasanie said:
fighter said:

all gulf countries funded the islamist rebels in syria...

my question was due to ISIS recruiting sunnis and killing shiites

ISIS is killing anybody who isn't Sunni. 

I'm not sure if all countries funded them but maybe you're right. Qatar and Saudi have openly said they are funding them to fight Assad. Not sure about Kuwait or the UAE though. 

my personal problem with this is identidying a proper source - on the link below a supposed expert (Gunter Meyer) seems very convinced : 


http://www.dw.de/who-finances-isis/a-17720149



fighter said:
MoHasanie said:
fighter said:

all gulf countries funded the islamist rebels in syria...

my question was due to ISIS recruiting sunnis and killing shiites

ISIS is killing anybody who isn't Sunni. 

I'm not sure if all countries funded them but maybe you're right. Qatar and Saudi have openly said they are funding them to fight Assad. Not sure about Kuwait or the UAE though. 

my personal problem with this is identidying a proper source - on the link below a supposed expert (Gunter Meyer) seems very convinced : 


http://www.dw.de/who-finances-isis/a-17720149

hmm, maybe that is right. I heard the UAE began deporting people a few years ago on the basis of being Shia so clearly they have the same thinking as the Saudi's and Qataris. I'm not sure about Kuwait though since there is a Shia political party there and a sizeable Shiite population. 



    

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The West needs to stop dicking around and get involved, this is becoming genocide. Should have steped in in Syria years ago and maybe some of this could have been avoided....maybe not.