Iraq pays price of US sectarian meddling

  “Labeiki ya Zaynab” chanted Iraqi Shi’ite fighters as they swayed, dancing with their rifles before TV news cameras in Baghdad on June 13. They were apparently getting ready for a difficult fight ahead. For them, it seemed that a suitable war chant would be answering the call of Zaynab, the daughter of Imam Ali, the great Muslim Caliph who lived in Medina 14 centuries ago. That was the period through which the Shi’ite sect slowly emerged, based on a political dispute whose consequences are still felt until this day.  That chant alone is enough to demonstrate the ugly sectarian … Continue reading Iraq pays price of US sectarian meddling