Posts Tagged “Shia Islam”

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Volatile Political Geography of Oil and Minorities

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Saudi Arabia and Iran: Volatile Political Geography of Oil and Minorities

By James M. Dorsey Discontent is bubbling over among the majority Shiite population in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home to the kingdom’s major oil fields and petrochemical industry. Disgruntlement is no less in the Iranian province of Khuzestan where up to 90 percent of Iran’s oil reserves are located. Iranian Arabs, who account for approximately…

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Shia and Sunni Takfiriyat

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Shia and Sunni Takfiriyat

By Mike Ghouse No one has a right to declare that Shiism or Sunnism is false and heretical. One of the major differences between Shia and Sunni traditions is about the role of leadership. When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was returning from his last pilgrimage, he gathered the caravan at an oasis called Ghadir Khumm and…

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Saudis vow to continue Yemen campaign against Houthis

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Saudis vow to continue Yemen campaign against Houthis

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered troops to enter Yemen last week to confront the Houthis, armed militants accused of terrorism. The invasion is backed by 10 regional nations. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz today vowed that the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen will continue until…

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Saudis defend excursion against terrorists in Yemen

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The Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir hosted a press conference at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and issued the following statement regarding the government’s assault against Houthis terrorists in Yemen: Saudi Arabia has launched military operations in Yemen, as part of a coalition of over ten countries in response…

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Christians Muslims: We are siblings not strangers

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Christians Muslims: We are siblings not strangers

Muslims and Christians have a long history of friendship and respect that can’t be broken by recent events involving terrorism and violence by a few. Christianity and Islam have close ties that should not be destroyed by stereotypes and lack of knowledge. Government leaders should remember that. By Abdennour Toumi Paris – France — In the early…

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Is a Military Coup d’état imminent in Yemen?

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Is a Military Coup d’état imminent in Yemen?

By: Gamal Gasim, Ph.D Is Yemen on the verge of a rapid and dramatic change through an imminent military coup d’état?  It has been difficult to follow the dramatic events unfolding in Yemen since the Houthis entered the capital city, Sana’a, on September 21, 2014; but when looking carefully at the trajectory of events in…

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