Tag Archives: Shi’a

Why Not a Caliphate?

When ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) yesterday proclaimed The Islamic State and his leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi caliph, both the Muslim world and non-Muslim world incredulously shook of their heads. What a charade. What kind of fellow Abu Bakr … Continue reading

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“The World Should be Rooting For the Clergy …

… their victory will bring about the quickest end to the Islamic Republic.” Former Middle East advisor to the Obama Administration and Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University Vali Nasr has … Continue reading

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Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Provinces

Posting American Embassies’ diplomatic cables on the WikiLeaks page has accelerated lately. Nevertheless, so far, not more than a meager 6% of more than 250,000 cables have been published there. And, public interest seem to decline. In an analysis of some … Continue reading

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The Spread of Democracy

When Kuwaiti citizens enthusiastically celebrated their Golden Independence Anniversary last month together with twenty years of liberation after Saddam Hussein’s invasion and expulsion as well as the present Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah being in power for five years (50-20-5) they … Continue reading

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Religious Minorities after the Revolution

The different Iranian/Persian Empires have ever been home of a large variety of religious dominations, besides Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, in particular Jews (who can be traced for more than 2500 years); Christian Apostolic Armenians, Nestorian Assyrians, Catholic Chaldeans; Buddhists, … Continue reading

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