Former CIA analyst on Sunni-Shia schism by Mitch E. Perry08/15/06
Graham Fuller is the Former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, and the author of several books about Islam, such as â€œThe Future of Islamâ€?â€¦In a recent essay, he takes neo-conservatives and many other foreign policy analysts who have been talking about a Sunni â€“Shia schism in the Middle East as being a major confrontation that the West must wary of.
We also asked him about a new book, called â€œThe Shia Revivalâ€? written by Middle East Scholar Vali Nassar, that also refers to this schism (roll tape#1 o.q. â€œbrink of disasterâ€?)
Thatâ€™s former CIA analyst Graham Fullerâ€¦He spoke to WMNF yesterday from his home in California.