Tag: sectarianism

M.Report S01E17 – Sectarianism in Bahrain

6 May, '082 Comments

Sectarianism and its proponents in the electronic and traditional media is quite large. If this phenomenon is not dealt with intelligently, it will pose a very unsteady future for this island kingdom.

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More bad news.. this time from the Economist

More bad news.. this time from the Economist

4 Apr, '084 Comments

Skepticism is the feeling du jour as far as reporting about Bahrain is concerned, it seems. Here’s how the Economist covered it: Wefaq must now deal with one of the trickiest sectarian issues raised by its supporters: a widespread rumour that the government is handing out passports to Sunnis from other countries in an attempt […]

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Ridiculous notions

Ridiculous notions

21 Oct, '0711 Comments

This country needs “a Gibbs” This country needs “a Gibbs”. An act watchers of NCIS will be really familiar with. For others less fortunate, the act is best described as a swift whack on the back of a head the sharpness of which will bring that mind back to reason. Hopefully. But I fear in […]

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Rude Awakenings

Rude Awakenings

16 Aug, '0720 Comments

الأمور بدأت في التحول تزامناً مع الثورة الإيرانية وواصل بوحسين حديثه بالإشارة إلى ذكريات تجربته بالعمل في الحكومة بعد الثورة الإيرانية في العام 1979ØŒ مبيناً أنه كان مديراً تنفيذياً في ديوان الخدمة المدنية، وأنه لاحظ آنذاك تغيراً في توجه الجهة الرسمية، الذي رافقه توجس الحكومة من قطاع من الشعب الذين يمثلهم الشيعة، وخصوصاً فيما يتعلق […]

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Divided Island?

29 Jul, '0735 Comments

Al-Jazeera English’s Abdulrahman Al-Shayyal produced a short documentary to explore the sectarian divide in Bahrain. He came and interviewed me amongst many other Bahrainis to find out the underlying reason that these tensions exist. Here’s the segment he produced:

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