Sunni, Shia hatred

06/20/2014 7:11 PM

06/20/2014 7:34 PM

The situation with ISIS, the militant Sunni extremists group threatening to overthrow Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the Iraqi Security Forces should not come as a surprise. The escalating tensions between Sunnis and the Shiite-led government have been brewing since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003.

The failure of the Iraqi parliament to integrate the long-oppressed Shia, Sunni and Kurdish populations into a fair power-sharing resolution has reignited old hatreds.

Lauren Korngold, Miami

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