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Militancy in Pakistan April 12, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, In The News, philosophy & politics, Religion.

Reuters AlertNet – FACTBOX-Militancy in Pakistan

Here are few facts about religious strife in Pakistan.

The Muslim group percentages are just the reverse of Iraq.
* Most Pakistanis are Sunnis — who regard Abu Bakr, one of the companions of Prophet Mohammad, as his successor. Shi’ites, who account for 15 percent of Pakistan’s 150 million people, revere Ali, a cousin and son-in-law of Mohammad, as his successor.


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