Comment: it has to do with the descendants of the prophet.

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it has to do with the descendants of the prophet.

should they have special status.
is my confirmed understanding. beyond that I did not look any further. (you have to be careful with rabbitholes dear.)

I think a fair argument can be made that we have chosen a side in this battle.
Saudi Arabia is Sunni. all of the fighting is in the Shiite areas.