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  • Sunni Muslim.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "Sunni" comes from the Arabic for "one who follows the traditions of the Prophet, PBUH."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Our little dog, Sunni, sniffed him out before I did.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The book said part of the reason Pashtuns had oppressed the Hazaras was that Pashtuns were Sunni Muslims, while Hazaras were Shi’a.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • As we reached the Sunni Triangle, the war began to intensify.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Everyone’s heard it, like insurgent, Sunni, ayatollah, or Taiwan.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Since our Sunni ancestors fled from Nilotic al-Ourouba, we have known flight and death.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The tailor had instructed him in the Sunni way of prayer, Mortenson realized.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The wise man knows horses are good—that there is a profit to be made from all; and for myself—but that I am a good Sunni and hate the men of Tirah—I could believe the same of all the Faiths.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • But she learned that there were Shiite and Sunni interpretations of the Qur’an, and within any mosque there were the same variations in faith and commitment as there were in any church.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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  • She was seventeen years old when she fell in love with a Sunni Arab boy.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It was not like Sunnis Baratheon to lie about such a thing.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Some groups in Iraq were resisting the distribution, mostly Sunni tribes.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Sunnis and Renly Baratheon war against each other, and the Prince of Dome has consented to wed his son Trystane to the Princess Myrcella.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Meanwhile, mostly Sunni insurgents took hold of al-Anbar province, a large sector of the country to the west of Baghdad.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Most Pakistanis are Sunnis like us—more than 80 percent—but within that we are again many groups.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • In the end, I was a Pashtun and he was a Hazara, I was Sunni and he was Shi’a, and nothing was ever going to change that.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • They were radical Sunni Muslims with an allegiance to Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader who needs no introduction—and whom SEALs hunted down and gave a fitting sendoff in 2011.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • It began as a public housing area for the poor, and by the time of the war, it had become a refuge for Shiites, who were discriminated against by Saddam’s Sunni-dominated government.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • We Muslims are split between Sunnis and Shias—we share the same fundamental beliefs and the same Holy Quran, but we disagree over who was the right person to lead our religion when the Prophet, PBUH, died in the seventh century.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Thus we often found ourselves in what looked like respectable streets but which were in fact piles of rubble, perfect hiding places for insurgents or even Sunni Muslim terrorists still fighting for their erstwhile leader.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Before the war, Shiites lived mostly in the south and east, say from Baghdad to the borders, and Sunnis dominated around Baghdad and to the northwest.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • A few months earlier, Mortenson had read in the Islamabad papers about Pakistan’s latest wave of Sunni-Shiite violence.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Just past Chilas, a Sunni-dominated region, a dozen masked men armed with Kalashnikovs blocked the road and forced the passengers out.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • After Muhammad died in Aisha’s arms (according to Sunni doctrine, which is disputed by Shiites), she took on an active and public role, in a way that annoyed many men.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Al-Anabar Province and, more specifically, the general area around Fallujah became known through the media as the Sunni Triangle.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • They separated the Shia from the Sunni and cut the throats of eighteen Shia men while their wives and children were made to watch.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Now he was praying like a Sunni at the heart of Shiite Pakistan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He prayed five times a day when he heard the call from a nearby mosque, worshipping in the Sunni way in this Sunni land, and poring over the Koran.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He prayed five times a day when he heard the call from a nearby mosque, worshipping in the Sunni way in this Sunni land, and poring over the Koran.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Apo Razak, a refugee from Indian-occupied Kashmir, was a Sunni, as was Suleman.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Farther north, the areas are dominated by Kurds, who, though mostly Sunni, have separate traditions and often don’t think of themselves as being part of Iraq.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The men questioned Mortenson closely about his work and nodded in approval when they learned he was educating four thousand Sunni Afghan refugees in Peshawar as well as the Shia children of Baltistan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And when we found him, we scarcely knew who he was - al Qaeda or Taliban, Shiite or Sunni, Iraqi or foreign, a freedom fighter for Saddam or an insurgent fighting for some kind of a different god from our own, a god who somehow sanctioned murder of innocent civilians, a god who’d effectively booted the Ten Commandments over the touchline and out of play.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The people here were mostly Shiites, whereas my earlier battles in Iraq had been primarily with Sunnis.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Then even when we got our own country there was still fighting, but this time it was between mohajirs and Pashtuns and between Sunnis and Shias.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • ""But they’re Sunni Muslims there, basically the same people as the Pashtuns in Afghanistan?""Well, in the lowlands, mostly they are Pashtun.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • (Some background on Islam in Iraq: There were two main groups of Muslims in Iraq, Sunnis and Shiites.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • "Wahhabism is a conservative, fundamentalist offshoot of Sunni Islam and the official state religion of Saudi Arabia’s rulers.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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