Muslims: What can be done to make peace between Sunni and Shia in Iraq?

Whatever the cause of their conflict, the risk is that it will start a broader war. The USA is pouring billions of dollars of weapons into Sunni Arab countries like Saudi Arabia and the gulf states, and has stated publically that this is aimed at Iran. During the Iran-Iraq war, the USA supported Saddam against... show more Whatever the cause of their conflict, the risk is that it will start a broader war. The USA is pouring billions of dollars of weapons into Sunni Arab countries like Saudi Arabia and the gulf states, and has stated publically that this is aimed at Iran. During the Iran-Iraq war, the USA supported Saddam against Iran. Now that Saddam is gone and Iraq has got an Iran-friendly Shia governmenmt, it looks like the Americans want to use Saudi Arabia to fight Iran in the next anti-Iran war.

A possible way to start such a war is to stir up trouble between the Sunnis and Shias in Iraq. Notice that the Americans are now training Sunni miltia in Iraq who are not under the Iraqi government. The Iranian president has also said that Iran might step in to fill the vacuum when USA leaves Iraq, he also is not helping the situation.

Learn from history: imperialists use tactics like divide and conquer, and during the cold war they fought proxy wars. Don't be a victim of such tactics.
Update: To the one who answered "Jesus": unfortunately, a Christian president who says "God told me to invade Iraq", and a Christian prime minister who supported him are more likely to remind Muslims of the Crusades than make them favourably inclined towards Christianity. I am a Christian myself and so... show more To the one who answered "Jesus": unfortunately, a Christian president who says "God told me to invade Iraq", and a Christian prime minister who supported him are more likely to remind Muslims of the Crusades than make them favourably inclined towards Christianity. I am a Christian myself and so i agree with you, Jesus' message of peace can help, but i am afraid the cause of Christ has suffered great damage as a result of the US invasion of Iraq.

To the one who mentioned bidah, even if you consider the Shias heretics (and they would say the same of Sunnis) can't both groups agree to disagree and live in peace? If the Qur'an tells Muslims to live in peace with Jews and Christians as far as possible, should they not also live in peace with other Muslims even if they are a bit different?
Update 2: See this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4214926.stm It is a story about an Iraqi Sunni teenager, Othman Abdul Hafez, who saved the lives of up to 7 Shia pilgrims who fell into the Tigris river, and died whilst trying to save more. This boy is a true hero and a true martyr who will enter... show more See this link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_...

It is a story about an Iraqi Sunni teenager, Othman Abdul Hafez, who saved the lives of up to 7 Shia pilgrims who fell into the Tigris river, and died whilst trying to save more. This boy is a true hero and a true martyr who will enter paradise. He has understood the meaning of "bismillahi ar-rahmani ar-rahimi" (sura 1:1), that God is Most Gracious, Most Merciful, and he obeyed the teaching of Jesus, who taught people to love everyone, even their enemies. If more Iraqi's learned from his example, there would be no more sectarian fighting.
Update 3: Some reference links to support my points: USA talks threateningly towards... show more Some reference links to support my points:
USA talks threateningly towards Iran:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6353489.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6360469.stm

US training Sunni militia:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6958393.stm

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/staff/leila_fadel/story/16989.html

US selling anti-Iran weapons to Saudis and others, Israel approves:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6923347.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6924273.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6920458.stm
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