At the end of this very strong piece by Tim Arango of the New York Times, he adds this important paragraph:
Mr. Ahmed, reflecting a widely held belief in this country’s Sunni population, said in defiance of the facts that his sect is a majority in Iraq. In many ways, Iraq’s Sunnis have never accepted the new political order that came after the American invasion, which forced out the Sunni-dominated government of Saddam Hussein and led, through democratic elections, to Shiite domination.
For a new leader of Iraq, he said, “We would accept a Kurd, a Christian or even a Jew.”
But not, he said, a Shiite.
“They consider us infidels,” he said. “And we consider them infidels.”