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By CHARLES C. HAYNES
First Amendment Center
No quick fix — diplomatic or military — will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict in Syria, where Alawites and Shiites are pitted against Sunnis, with Christians caught in the crossfire.
The same can be said of the many other religious and ethnic wars raging around the globe.
Recently, Buddhists burned Muslim shops and homes in Burma, a Muslim mob stormed a Coptic church in Egypt and radical Sunni Muslims attacked minority Shiite Muslims in central Pakistan.
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