Did you ever know a Sunni personally who was hurt by a Shia Muslim, I asked?
“No. Just rumors,” he admitted.
I find this very peculiar. These aren’t rumors. This is the state of play in Iraq.
If you are in the wrong side of town (which is any side that a Shia militia happens by) and you are recognized as Sunni, you arent harassed, youre just kidnapped and killed. This American Life had a segment which interviewed a guy whose father was killed by the Shia, and came close to being murdered himself at the Shia-located hospital that held the body. It’s a way of life now in Iraq, that if you are Sunni, you venture into any Shia locale at great peril.