Notwithstanding the millennia-old sectarian divide, which has embroiled Shias and Sunnis in a bloody feud, one wonders if differences between Shias and Sunnis indeed extend beyond the differences in their beliefs.
Given that the sectarian divide between Shias and Sunnis has been the cause of so much bloodshed in the past 1,400 years, one may get the impression that the two main sects of Islam may have irreconcilable differences. But are these differences significant enough to result in different worldviews between the followers of the two sects. For instance, when it comes to views about democracy, free market economy, women rights, and environmental sustainability, do Shias and Sunnis hold divergent views? (Complete Article)
Only realised after reading the comments under the article that people actually take offence to such stuff. But what is very interesting is what Dr Murtaza Haider is doing with his such articles. Him using reported numbers and deriving information out of it - something which we do not find many people doing in Pakistani media. Sort of a very basic attempt at Data Analytics but nevertheless an important one. And to be honest it is kind of motivating me to also work on an actual social big data project.
p.s. he is the same guy who wrote that article about Canadian Pakistanis not doing well in Canada.
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