The shah doesnt iran have sunni imams in sunni regions and shiite imams in shiite ones? Its my understandingg that they dont allow mosques for a specific sect but the imam follows the majority of the mosques region. I may be under sugarcoated information though.
Saudis have pulled a Dresden on Saada. Not even israelis received that much lenience from the international community in terms of mass bombings. I remember in 2006 youd get at leasat face saving statements about civilians but total international silence about yemen, the poorest people in the region
Yes in regions of Sunni majority there are mosques following Sunni schools of thought, but that generally follows ethnic divisions as well--Kurds, Azeris(Turkics), some Arabs in Ahwaz region, and on the eastern side the Balochis. But there are also sizable populations in the larger cities, and I was speaking about Tehran specifically since it's the capital and financial hub so lot of different groups move there.
There are also Jews, Christians (Armenians), and Zoroastrians and they don't fare too well either. Baha'is have it pretty bad, not even allowed to enter higher education so that's why there are huge diasporas.
Of course this is all relative and compared to other countries in the region these minorities have it fairly easy...
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Saudis have agreed to a ceasefire -- now that there's nothing left to bomb, I guess