How Iran and Saudi Arabia have helped create the new Shia world

A new generation of Iran-aligned Shiites, known as “sabahis” or “shia students” for their adherence to strict Islamic law, are poised to become the first generation to be able to travel freely to the West, without being targeted by sectarian violence.

But as the new generation has gained greater political power, it has also been attacked.

This article first appeared on Al Jazeera.