One Thousand Years of Shiite History

Sectarian violence in Iraq has broadened awareness of the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims, the thousand years of Shiite history and the sect's changing fortunes.

In a discussion with Madeleine Brand, Mike Shuster previews his upcoming five-part NPR series, "The Partisans of Ali: A History of Shia Faith and Politics."

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