Tag Archives: Shia Islam

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Who’s Who? Who is Behind the Terrorists?

GLOBAL RESEARCH By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Who is behind the terrorist group which attacked the BP -Statoil-Sonatrach In Amenas Gas Field Complex located on the Libyan border in South Eastern Algeria?  (see map below) The operation was coordinated by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, leader of the Al … Continue reading

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“Heeding the Call for Jihad”: The Sudden Resurgence of Baloch Nationalist Militancy in Iran

  By: Chris Zambelis The Islamic Republic of Iran sits in the crosshairs of the United States, Israel, and the Gulf Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. The array of geopolitical threats that face Iran is daunting; Iran is surrounded … Continue reading

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Syrian Civil War Spillover, In Iraq, To Be Much Worse Than In Lebanon

  Intelligence Analysis Report Many Western journalists are based in Lebanon, few in Iraq. This explains why relatively small events in Lebanon get dramatic reporting and much larger increases of violence in Iraq, are largely overlooked or elicit little concern. … Continue reading

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Inspired by the “Arab Spring”: Saudi Arabia’s Volatile Shiite Minority

  Intelligence Report   The eastern province of Saudi Arabia, home to the kingdom’s Shiite minority, has recently been revisited by violence. The latest wave of protests that began in July 2012 in Awamiyah, a radical Shiite town, was sparked … Continue reading

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SAUDI SHIA MUSLIM

Victims of Sectarian Isolationism October 9, 2012 Washington DC– Incidents of oppression and discrimination in Saudi Arabia have directed the Shia Rights Watch’s attention to this country. The mission of Organization is to protect the rights of Shia worldwide through … Continue reading

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List of Terror Attacks For the Past 30 Days

Date Country City Killed Injured Description 2012.09.26 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 A Shiite professional is brutally gunned down outside his office by devout Sunnis 2012.09.26 Syria Barzeh 16 0 Six women and three children are among sixteen Sunni civilians pulled … Continue reading

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Egyp’ts Shiites

Egyp’ts Shiites Intelligence Report While some 90 percent of Egyptians are Sunni Muslims, the number of Shia in Egypt has been estimated at up to 2.2 million, including “Twelvers” and Ismailis. A Shiite dynasty,  the Fatimids, conquered Egypt in 969 … Continue reading

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Repression Bege…

    Repression Begets Rebellion in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province     Rioters in unrest-hit southeast Saudi Arabia (Source: Mideast Online)   Against the backdrop of ongoing simmering dissent in the Arab world, growing unrest in Saudi Arabia, in contrast, … Continue reading

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Repression Bege…

  Repression Begets Rebellion in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province   Against the backdrop of ongoing simmering dissent in the Arab world, growing unrest in Saudi Arabia, in contrast, has gone virtually unnoticed.  In a climate of increasing political openness, popular … Continue reading

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