Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

VOA Interview regarding “The Saudi Roots of Today’s Shi’ite-Sunni War”

Here’s a very brief interview regarding my article “The Saudi Roots of Today’s Shi’ite-Sunni War” at Voice of America. Please excuse the accent.

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The Saudi Roots of Today’s Shi’ite-Sunni War

My latest piece at The Huffington Post: The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its fervent anti-Shi’ite worldview has once again sparked the debate about the “age-old” conflict between Shi’ites and Sunnis with countless “experts” … Continue reading

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Saudis warned of backing women drivers online

Excerpts: “Saudi officials have warned online activists from backing protests planned by women challenging the male-only driving rules in the kingdom. Friday’s edition of the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat quoted Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Turki al-Faisal as saying cyber-laws banning political dissent … Continue reading

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The Unknown Arab Uprising: Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia Keep the Protest Movement Alive

The Global Post: Editor’s Note: When Arab Spring protests broke out in Saudi Arabia in 2011, the government reacted quickly. It pumped $130 billion into the economy, including hiring 300,000 new state workers and raising salaries. It also brutally cracked … Continue reading

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The Syrian “Jihad” Part 2: Saudi Youth Fighting Against Assad Regime in Syria

What a miserable state of affairs. The Syrian Uprising had such hope and promise. Now look at it, it’s turning into a Salafi Jihad (in part).  Part of the blame must be leveled at the Syrian regime. Had the regime … Continue reading

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