Posts Tagged ‘ Shiite ’

15 People Sentenced to Death In Saudi Arabia for Iranian Spy Cell

Dec 9th, 2016 | By

On December 6, a Saudi court sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison terms in a case involving an alleged Iranian spy cell. In total, 32 people were charged, including 30 Saudis, one Iranian and one Afghan. The case is a sign of the continued tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iranian

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Bahrain cracks down on opposition bloc amid US concern

Jun 14th, 2016 | By

Bahrain suspended all activities by the main Shiite opposition group Tuesday as part of a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom that has raised concerns among rights defenders and in Washington. The decision came a day after security forces rearrested leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, drawing a complaint from the United States.



Debate In Saudi Arabia Following Saudi Clerics’ Call For Jihad Against Russian Forces In Syria

Oct 29th, 2015 | By

To Arab and Muslim countries we say: The Western-Russian coalition with the Safavids and ‘Alawites is a true war against [all] Sunnis, their lands, and their identities, with no exception. The jihad fighters in Syria are currently defending the entire ummah. Trust in them and give them moral, military, and political support, for if they are defeated… it will be the turn of the remaining Sunni countries, one after the other… O clerics and thinkers – this is a war on Islam… Stress in your words, writings, sermons, and lessons that we must abandon all sources of schism, and warn against them.



Saudis Behaving Badly: Beheading For Protesting?; 350 Lashes For Making Homemade Wine?

Oct 14th, 2015 | By

The mother of a teenage Saudi protester sentenced to crucifixion has begged Barack Obama to intervene to save her son’s life. In her first interview with foreign media, Nusra al-Ahmed, the mother of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, whose case has reverberated around the world, described the intended punishment as “savage” and “backwards in the extreme”.



Saudis Will Behead, Then Crucify Young Shiite Muslim

Sep 21st, 2015 | By

This panel selects the top officials who shape international standards in human rights; it is intended to report on human rights violations around the world. The five-member group of ambassadors, which Saudi Arabia will now head, is known as the Consultative Group and has the power to select applicants to fill more than 77 positions worldwide that deal with human rights issues. It appears that the appointment of Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the UNHRC, Faisal Trad, was made before the summer, but that diplomats in Geneva have kept silent on the matter since then.



Iranian Journalist Defects To West – Says Obama Administration Is On Iran’s Side

Mar 30th, 2015 | By

Obama’s foreign policy stance is psychotic. In Iraq, American forces are helping the Iranians fight the Islamic State. In Yemen, America is helping the Saudis fight against Iran-backed Shiite militias who are seizing that nation. So, we’re fighting for and against the same terror state, depending on what country they’re trying to conquer.



Changing Dynamics In The Global Jihad Movement: Jihadis In Yemen Torn Over ISIS

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By

Since Al-Qaeda’s inception, Yemen has served as the hub of its activity in the Arabian Peninsula; AQAP, which was established in 2009, became Al-Qaeda’s flagship affiliate, and also serves as its forward command for planning and carrying out attacks around the world. However, ISIS’s impact has also been felt by the jihadi stream in Yemen. As ISIS reaped success on the battlefield – while Yemeni jihadi groups, chiefly AQAP, received blows from the Yemeni army, the Houthis, and American drone strikes – ISIS gained in popularity in the country.