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Here is, courtesy of Dan at tdaxp, perhaps the most definitive and easiest to understand definition of what divides the two major sects of Islam.

The difference between Sunni and Shia is the difference between the Holy Roman Empire and the Priori of Sion (from The DaVinci Code). Like the Holy Roman Empire, the Sunni Calpihate was determeind by "elections" which were designed to make sure that powerful elements in the communit were OK with the new leader...

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