Actually, no. But can you imagine the international news it would make if that headline were true? Yet this news item about the Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad is just more of the same, and thus will cause barely a ripple — despite the fact that it is yet more disconfirmation of the official pieties. “Sectarian violence leaves 9 dead in Pakistan,” from AP, January 9 (thanks to James):
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) “” Police say at least nine people have been killed in clashes between supporters from two rival Muslim sects in northwestern Pakistan.
Police official Zarin Khan says more than a dozen other people were injured in the multiple shootings in Hangu district. The district has been the scene of sectarian violence in the past….
Most of Pakistan’s majority Sunni and minority Shiites live peacefully, but extremists on both sides often target each other’s leaders….