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Why Trump needs to cool it over Iran

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As the Middle East reverberates towards yet another conflict, few people remember that in June 1982 when Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestinians, the IDF was welcomed by cheering Shia Lebanese crowds in South Lebanon.

Today that same area is home to Hezbollah, sworn enemies of the Jewish state.

What happened in just one generation?

It seems the academics and scholars in Israel, North America and Europe have a very shallow understanding of the phenomenon of fissures within Islam. It is not their fault for they look at us Muslims from the outside, not from within. And Muslims who do advise policymakers in the West do so for contractual reasons, leaving out some of the truth so as not to be the bearers of bad news to future funders of conferences, tours and seminars.

Shia Muslims have been hunted to death by the all major Sunni caliphates and dynasties; from the Umayyads of Damascus to the Abbasids of Baghdad, the Ottomans of........

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