Tag Archives: Shia

Twitter Thread: Executions in Saudi Arabia

The execution of 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes in Saudi Arabia has triggered many angry responses, here is twitter thread by Professor Firas Maksad, the director of Arabia foundation that shed more light on the motive behind those executions … Continue reading

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Morsi Condemnation Of Lynchings Not Enough

(Egyptians carry the coffin of a Shiite victim, via Reuters) I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor My guidebook described it as “the ideal mosque in Las Vegas.” This odd statement motivated me to visit Sayyida Zeinab‘s shrine in southern Damascus. Immediately, I … Continue reading

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Bahrain: The intriguing Kingdom

” Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a prince of Sunni Bahrain, I am not a prince of Shia Bahrain. I am a prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain and  all mean a great deal to me personally. I soon … Continue reading

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