Conflicts between Shiite and Sunni Muslims date back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Mohamed. … Shiites make up about 5 to 10 percent of the Muslim world. We do not have accurate statistics because, in much of the Middle East, it is not convenient to have them, especially for the regimes in place. But estimates think they represent about 5 to 10 percent of the Muslim world, which brings them somewhere between 50 and 70 million people….. Iran has always been a Shiite country, the largest with about 83 million inhabitants. There are potentially as many Shiites in India as there are in Iraq.    As an Islamic scholar and public educator, I often ask questions about Sunnis, Shiites and sects of Islam. What exactly is the gap between Shiites and Sunnis? And what`s his story? Abed Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi, Yemen`s president, flees Sana`a after the Houthis, a Zaydi Shia militant group in the country, take over the capital Sana`a. Al-Qaeda uses the Houthi advance to attract recruits and improve its standing among Yemen`s Sunnis. Tehran praised the Houthi acquisition and, for the first time in 25 years, Iranian civilian flights landed in Sanaa. Saudi Arabia, backed by nine Sunni-majority countries and the United States, launches air strikes against Houthi targets in March.
Unfortunately for Ismail, most of his subjects were Sunni. He therefore had to impose official Shiism by force and kill those who opposed it. Under this pressure, converted subjects were converted or felt converted, but it is certain to say that at the end of the Safawide period, the majority of the population was probably truly Shia in the 18th century, and most Iranians are Shia today, although there is still a Sunni minority.  The Iranian government denies all allegations of discrimination against its Sunni citizens on the basis of facts that there are Sunni mayors, policemen, judges, lawyers, clerics. Iran`s Sunnis run several religious schools and their own mosques, which can accommodate thousands of worshippers at any time.  There are between 10,000 and 15,000 Sunni mosques throughout Iran, including 9 in Tehran.  Under Iranian law, Shiites are not allowed to build mosques in Sunni-majority territories and vice versa. [Citation required] Sunni mosques are not allowed in The capital of Tehran, and a number of Sunni mosques in other cities have been demolished, Sunni literature and teachings are banned in public schools and the construction of new Sunni mosques and schools is prohibited.  According to a 2009 Pew Research Center study, the vast majority of the world`s 1.6 billion Muslims are Sunni.