Shiite-produced map of Iraq outrages Sunnis

Take a gander at the map at right, posted by Marc Lynch. At the top of the poster, the text reads in red, “Federalism is our sole path to realize security and freedom.” The top of the map portion is labeled, “The Kurdistan region.” The light blue area is, “The center and the south.” And ...

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Take a gander at the map at right, posted by Marc Lynch. At the top of the poster, the text reads in red, "Federalism is our sole path to realize security and freedom." The top of the map portion is labeled, "The Kurdistan region." The light blue area is, "The center and the south." And at the bottom is the name of the Shaheed al-Mihrab Foundation for Islamic Revelation, a group that Marc describes as affiliated with Ammar al-Hakim's SCIRI/SIRI. As you can imagine, Iraqi Sunnis are none too pleased with this kind of artwork. Marc writes:

It was published on an Iraqi Sunni website and then spread like wildfire through the forums and other papers - whether it's authentic or not, it seems to have become one of those viral images and to have touched some exposed nerves. Can't help noticing that there are only two hands clasped together there, not three, and that the Sunni areas are kind of... dark. And small.

Take a gander at the map at right, posted by Marc Lynch. At the top of the poster, the text reads in red, “Federalism is our sole path to realize security and freedom.” The top of the map portion is labeled, “The Kurdistan region.” The light blue area is, “The center and the south.” And at the bottom is the name of the Shaheed al-Mihrab Foundation for Islamic Revelation, a group that Marc describes as affiliated with Ammar al-Hakim’s SCIRI/SIRI. As you can imagine, Iraqi Sunnis are none too pleased with this kind of artwork. Marc writes:

It was published on an Iraqi Sunni website and then spread like wildfire through the forums and other papers – whether it’s authentic or not, it seems to have become one of those viral images and to have touched some exposed nerves. Can’t help noticing that there are only two hands clasped together there, not three, and that the Sunni areas are kind of… dark. And small.

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