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Sectarian lines divide Iraq’s university system, too

Zina Hassan, 22, drops her voice to a whisper when she talks about student politics at Baghdad University. “We are surrounded by spies,” said Hassan, who’s a Sunni Muslim. Dr. Kadhem al-Muqdadi, a Shiite Muslim, scans the campus before getting into his car. A colleague was killed when a student alerted a waiting assassin with a phone call. Mohammed Jassim, a Sunni, resigned his job as a lecturer at Mustansariyah University in northeast Baghdad. Members of the Mahdi Army, the militia of militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened twice to kill him if he stayed. Full Story

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