No, that's not a news flash. Shi'ites are around 20-24 percent of Muslims...a fairly significant minority.
Interesting, see, I always thought that one of the major tenets of Shia Islam was the religion/politics connection. I might just be completely misunderstanding their views though.
Hah. I'm struggling to understand what you're saying here, but the sense I'm getting is that it's okay to oppose the United States because everyone dislikes them? That isn't a logical statement...are we going to have to go through another refresher logic course?
and no one said there are no violent muslims in middle east .. just like there are violent christians and other religions
every religion got exteremists
You were the one with your head in the sand denying the existence of violent Muslims. I'm glad we finally got it hammered out though. Sorry, we're not talking about extremist views in other religions. Once again, saying, "You do it too," is a very poor logical defense of extremism.
I define violence as suicide bombing. I define it as calling for the murder of an author who wrote a book that you (not you personally) take exception to. I define violence as calling for perpetual struggle until Islam becomes the dominant religion of the world. See, Christianity has gotten over that segment of its history, but I don't see Islam as being quite as over it.
I'm just going to ignore your little George Bush rants, as they're not contributing anything to the conversation.