Islam: Sunnis and Shiites.

21 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RS21745/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

The majority of the world’s Muslim population follows the Sunni branch of Islam, and approximately 10-15% of all Muslims follow the Shiite (Shi’ite, Shi’a, Shia) branch. Shiite populations constitute a majority in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan.

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