Condoleezza Rice was referring to the Middle East when she said in January 2007: “There’s still a tendency to see these things in Sunni-Shia terms. But the Middle East is going to have to overcome that.” But she isn’t having any better luck in Nigeria.
“Suspected radical Islamist sect gunmen kill Shiite leader; military arrests sect organizer,” from the Associated Press, May 11 (thanks to Twostellas):
KANO, Nigeria “” Police say gunmen suspected to be followers of a radical Islamist sect have shot and killed a Shiite leader in northern Nigeria, as the military arrested an organizer for the sect.
Kano state police commissioner Ibrahim Idris said Friday that gunmen shot and killed Muhammad Ali at his home in the state capital of Kano. Idris said officers believe his killers came from the sect known as Boko Haram….