Jihad! The Sunni-Shia Split

18 Apr 2016

On Monday, April 18, 2018, we learned more about the one of the globe’s most fascinating and misunderstood religions.

Haj Amin al-Husseini (the infamous Grand Mufti of Jerusalem); Sayyid Qutb, theoretician of consequence; General Khairallah Talfah (Saddam Hussein’s uncle) and mentor of Yasser Arafat; Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. This session will spotlight those practitioners of radicalism who set the stage for the likes of Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin-Laden, and Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

About the presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Albertson teaches history at Norwalk Community College. In May 2005, Albertson was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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