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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Future of IslamÃ¢â‚¬?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦In a recent essay, he takes neo-conservatives and many other foreign policy analysts who have been talking about a Sunni Ã¢â‚¬â€œShia 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Shia RevivalÃ¢â‚¬? written by Middle East Scholar Vali Nassar, that also refers to this schism (roll tape#1 o.q. Ã¢â‚¬Å“brink of disasterÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s former CIA analyst Graham FullerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦He spoke to WMNF yesterday from his home in California.