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Saturday, March 28, 2009

מצוה גדולה להיות בשמחה תמיד

Article in IHT about Sunni Shia tensions in Bahrain...

Published: March 28, 2009

MALIKIYA, Bahrain: . . .

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The government and its supporters say that the Shiites are not discriminated against, but that they also cannot be trusted to serve in the security forces.

"There are so many riots, burnings, killings, and not even one case is condemned by the Shiites," said Adel al-Maawdah, chairman of the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, defense and national security and a member of a fundamentalist Sunni political party. "Burning a car with people inside is not condemned. How can we trust such people?"

In fact, plenty of people condemn the violence. But the young people are so bored, and so agitated by religious leaders who define the conflict as sectarian, that they see protest as both entertainment and a duty (!!! NB).


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