Sunday, February 07, 2016

Oh, those Arabs

"Iran and Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the largest Sunni nation on the Arabian Peninsula, Iran the largest Shiite nation in the Middle East and both claim or aspire to leadership in the region. Iran is predominately Persian, while Saudi Arabia is Arab. They sit on different sides of the Sunni-Shia divide."
 
If this came from the BBC, I would not have bothered to download the podcast, but as it is from Rear Vision at our ABC Radio National I have and I will listen to what I expect from experience will be an interesting listen.  

13 comments:

  1. What they need is a Romeo and Juliet situation to unite them.

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    1. River, maybe with the suicides, showing how futile it all is.

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  2. But without the suicides, the Romeo and Juliet should marry and produce grandchildren, the grandmothers will pull everyone together.

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  3. And all the other 'tribes' within the Moslem Religion...should be interesting to listen to, the Shiites verses the Sunnis.

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    1. Yes Margaret, although so many seem to have closed minds.

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  4. As much as I try Andrew I cannot understand the supposedly religious based rubbish that spews out and causes tragedy around the world from here. Let us know if the podcast makes it any clearer!

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    1. Grace, it has been like that for a long time, but ever so slowly things are improving.

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  5. I really don't understand religion. It 'ought' to be a reason for behaving well and is so often the opposite.

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    1. EC, loving thy neighbour is probably found in the books of all religions, yet it is not so widely practiced.

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  6. Most of my neighbours are middle eastern they are wonderful people but they feel strongly about religion, if we all remember we are human first that would help.
    Merle..........

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    1. Merle, wonderful people, quite true no doubt but they also need to be more tolerant of what is different about other people.

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  7. Will they the two ever place differences aside to peacefully live?

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    1. Strayer, they have at least tolerated each other in the past.

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