.Islam was founded by the prophet Mohammed. After his death in 632, a split occurred in Islam creating two groups who became known as Shi’ites and Sunnis. Assess the importance of the split in Islam to both the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq. Provide a rationale for your response.
•Analyze the fundamental differences between Shi’ites and Sunnis in relation to the war on terrorism. Hypothesize one (1) way in which the analysis of such differences and the information that it yields is useful relative to the current situation in Iraq. Provide a rationale for your response.
the militant version of Islam first began in the 11th century and has continued to develop in modern times. Determine whether or not you believe that the three (3) individuals most recognized as founding this militant philosophy influenced Osama Bin Laden’s decisions and / or his role in terrorism. Provide support for your rationale.
•Examine the seminal contributions that each of the three (3) individuals from the first part of this discussion have afforded to the militant Islamic philosophy. Choose the one (1) contributor that you believe has had the most influence on current Islamic Jihadists. Defend your choice, and explain the key reasons why the person you chose was the most influential.