Tagged with Sunni Shia

After a Bahraini Kristallnacht: is outside intervention the only solution?

After a Bahraini Kristallnacht: is outside intervention the only solution?

Mahmood Al Yousif reports worsening civil strife in his blog: http://mahmood.tv/2012/04/11/hmmm-i-smell-even-worse-civil-strife-coming-up/ Last night baying sectarian mobs of so-called “loyalists” damaged Shia-owned cars and shops, chanting sectarian slogans while the police stand by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBrC8K5z79w&feature=player_embedded These slogans include calling the Shia “rawafi9′” (refusers), ibna2 l-muta3a” (children of pleasure-marriage). Later, Shia-owned shops were ransacked: I see disturbing echoes of … Continue reading

What can Bahrain learn from Northern Ireland. An essay on the eve of the 14th February

What can Bahrain learn from Northern Ireland. An essay on the eve of the 14th February

Brian Dooley’s lead Back in September 2011, Brian Dooley, Director of Human Rights First, wrote an important article “Bahrain Should Heed Lessons from Ireland”: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/09/29/bahrain-should-heed-lessons-from-ireland/ This essay is a reflection of the points of similarity between the Irish experience, in particular that of Northern Ireland, and Bahrain. There are of course important differences between Ireland … Continue reading