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sek te ree uh ni zuhm

  • n  a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination
    he condemned religious sectarianism

  • Al-Douri: The Iraqi people will never be ruled by sectarianism or by sectarianists.
  • Welcomed everywhere but in his own homeland, revered beyond the narrow limits of sectarianism, his visits bring out throngs of people.
  • Schempp, which removed prayer and devotion from the classroom, the skeptics ask whether it is safe to bring back the source of all that sectarianism.

  • Condoleezza Rice in International Herald Tribune
    BAGHDAD, Iraq: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Iraqi leaders Saturday that the Baghdad security operation needs to "rise above sectarianism" and noted that no US or Iraqi forces have yet moved into the capital's major Shiite militia...
  • Imtiaz Ahmed in The Associated Press
    Successive political governments with conflicting political interests, fragile policies and weak political determination and will were not able to deal with the cancerous disease of sectarianism, ethnicity and the mafias,Imtiaz Ahmed, a...

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