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Rasid - 25/06/2009 - Views: (2478)
Shiites’ icons in Saudi Arabia condemned the fanatic accusations of the Haram Mosque’s Imam, Adel Al-Kalbani, demanding the Saudi government to punish him and incriminate any apostasy accusations to other Muslims. In a proclamation signed buy Shiites’ figures on Saturday, ...
Rasid - 02/03/2009 - Views: (1361)
The trouble started when the Mutawwa, were found to be illegally filming Saudi Shiite women who had gathered outside al-Baqi. Five male relatives who witnessed this demanded the police hand over or destroy the film. Instead, they were arrested, notes ...
AFP - 25/02/2009 - Views: (1343)
RIYADH (AFP) — Shiite Muslims held protests in eastern Saudi Arabia after an outbreak of violence between Shiite pilgrims and religious police in Medina, a Saudi human rights activist said on Wednesday. Hundreds of people joined two protests late on Tuesday ...
Rasid - 25/02/2009 - Views: (1206)
 During all of this week, many extremely violent events took place between security forces, the Saudi religious police and Saudi Shiite civilians in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, which led to many arrests and injuries. This brief report introduces some information over ...
Kuwait Times - 25/02/2009 - Views: (1265)
RIYADH: A prominent Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia appealed to King Abdullah to put an end to "extremist practices and insults" by members of the religious police against Shiite pilgrims following a series of incidents at a revered cemetery. Sheikh ...
CBN - 25/02/2009 - Views: (1337)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi religious police have clashed with Shiite pilgrims near a cemetery in Islam's second-holiest city, leading a Shiite cleric to appeal to the king. The Shiites were barred from entering the cemetery in Medina to mark the ...
Middle East Online - 24/02/2009 - Views: (1437)
The tension was still high Tuesday near the Prophet Mohammed's mosque in the Muslim pilgrimage city of Medina, which was a theatre of clashes between armed forces and Saudi Shiites on Monday night, according to news websites. "The troublemakers are ...
Reuters - 24/02/2009 - Views: (1375)
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities arrested at least nine Saudi Shi'ite pilgrims after clashes in the holy city of Medina, Shi'ite and security sources said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia sees itself as the bastion of mainstream Sunni Islam and is worried ...
Rasid - 01/01/2009 - Views: (1303)
In his fifth nightly public speech of Ashura, Sheikh Hasan Alsaffar, the Saudi Shiite prominent religious leader, spoke about marginalization and discrimination policies against social activists and reformist groups; and how to counter such policies. He explained the causes of ...
Rasid - 31/12/2008 - Views: (1298)
In his daily public speech on Ashura, Sheikh Hasan Alsaffar reviewed the experience of the Lebanese Shiite leader Imam Musa AlSadr as a successful model for social and political transformation. Speaking to a huge audience in the city of Qatif; ...
Middle East Online - 03/03/2005 - Views: (1280)
Voting in the second round of landmark municipal elections in Saudi Arabia got off to a brisk start Thursday in areas populated by the Shiite Muslim minority in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Police had to close the gate to one overcrowded ...
Arab Lounge - 02/03/2005 - Views: (1476)
QATIF, Saudi Arabia - A surge of enthusiasm among Shiite Muslims for participating in local elections Thursday has alarmed some Sunni extremists, who are waging a hate campaign against the kingdom's minority. AP Photo / Wed Mar 2,10:41 AM ET ...
Reuters - 27/02/2004 - Views: (1286)
AL-QATIF, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ite Muslims are shedding blood as they prepare for one of their most sombre religious anniversaries. But instead of spilling it in gory self-flagellation as part of a 1,300-year-old tradition, Shi'ites of ...
WorldWide Religious News - 12/05/2003 - Views: (1255)
Hundreds of Saudi Arabia's minority Shiite Muslims, who have long complained of discrimination, have petitioned the royal family for a greater voice inside the Sunni Muslim-dominated kingdom. A four-page petition signed by about 450 people was presented April 30 to the ...
Middle East Online - 12/05/2003 - Views: (1245)
The Shiite Muslim minority in conservative Saudi Arabia feels the kingdom's leadership is serious about ending all forms of discrimination against the community, Shiite activists said Sunday. In statements, the activists warned that failure to address Shiite grievances would expose ...
BBC NEWS - 11/05/2003 - Views: (1292)
The leaders of the Shiite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia say they want equal rights for their community which numbers up to 10 percent of the population of the Sunni Kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s Shiites have been encouraged to speak more ...
Middle East Online - 10/05/2003 - Views: (1376)
RIYADH - Authorities in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province have launched an investigation into what appear to have been arson attacks on three mosques for the Shiite Muslim minority a few days ago, residents said Saturday. Unidentified assailants set small fires ...
Los Angeles Times - 08/05/2003 - Views: (1202)
QATIF, Saudi Arabia -- All but a few of the people who live in this old city on the Persian Gulf are Shiite Muslims, but in public schools the children often are told that Shiites are infidels bound for hell. ...
Middle East Online - 24/04/2003 - Views: (1315)
The Shiite rebirth in Iraq following the ouster of Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led regime is a source of hope for the Shiite minority in neighboring Saudi Arabia, Saudi human rights activists said Thursday. "The long-oppressed Saudi Shiites would have been heartened ...
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