The Middle East Mess
By: Angelica, Ivory , Brad , And Kyle
The Sunnis and the Shiites were a group of people but after the death of prophet Muhammad they split into 2 and they struggled with who would be leader of Islam next. The modern roots of today chaos go back to the collapse of the empire at the end of the world war 1. in 1916 before the war was even over , Mark Sykes, a British colonel, and François Georges- picot , a French diplomat, secretly drew some nice, neat lines on a map of the middle east to divide it into French and British sphere of influence. Isis is a radical Sunni Muslim group whose goal is to establish a state governed by strict law without .