Dear Commons Community,
The New York Times yesterday had a most informative graphic (above for those of us who have trouble sometimes following the Sunni-Shite demographics in the Middle East. It provides a clear picture of how these centuries-old religious groups are distributed within each country in this area. For many Muslims, the religious affiliation is as important if not more important than the country affiliation. Understanding this is critical to understanding the strife that we continue to see in these countries.