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George Galloway – “What’s the difference between Libya, Yemen and Bahrain?”



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  1. kj

    March 21, 2011 at 1:57 AM

    Well said Mr G.
    Been here in Bahrain for 20 yrs and its still the same now as it was when i was a child… shia are the minority and ethnic cleansing has been going on for a looooong time.
    Of course self interests are in the thoughts of those attacking other lands…the dollar with the zionist eye rules their world.

  2. Mansoor Ansari

    March 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    In Bahrain, shia r the minority? I think u meant sunni.

  3. b.e

    March 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    George Galloway , pertinent, smart and relevant as always!!

  4. Muddassir

    March 23, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    There is no such thing as Shia or Sunni, we are all Muslims believing in one God and His Messenger (saws) and following the way of the Salaf.

    • Abu Fatimah

      June 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM

      well some of us follow the way of the salaf, while others follow the way of cusing the salaf. Removing labels doesnt remove substance.

      I dont know why people want bahrains rulers to be overthrown and replaced with shia

  5. Mansoor Ansari

    March 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Some good article for those who want to understand the situation in Bahrain:

    Be transparent on Bahrain unrest

    Bahrain: how did it come to this?

    On Libya

    The big question in Libya: Not why, what, or how, but who?

    it’s matter time before US starts calling these rebels terrorists & Muslims parroting the same.

    Daily show on event in MidEast & hypocrisy of the west:—unconstitutional-war

  6. amskhan

    March 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    What we have been witnessing in Bahrain since past month is sectarian revolution were shias are terrorizing innocent sunnis from all nationalities. Children, women and old men are not spared from their campaign which is controlled from Iran and other shia religious authorities based in kuwait, Lebanon and other places of the world. When their mission failed to pursuade large masses of shias and sunnis, they have restored to killing nationals and expats, they are preventing injured from getting treatment and has taken bahrain’s biggest hospital as a hostage for their evil agendas.

    Hijacking hospital

    harassing women on streets

    Using small children for political purpose

    refusing treatment of sunni children

    kidnapping expats

    killing expats

    mistreatment of injured by shia paramadics and doctors

    mercilessly murdering policemen

    They are doing all these shameless crimes in the name of revolution.

    We need international committee to help real bahraini citizens who are been terrorized by these Iranians in name of fake revolution.

  7. ahlam

    March 26, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    I have been following the events in Bahrain via them internet and what Arabs in the Gulf ,generally in saudia arabia and bahrain, were posting.There are parallels to be drawn between the way the demonstrations/revolution started in the eastern region of Saudi(which failed) and Bahrain by the shias in both countries asking for the governments (of Saudi and Bahrain) to be toppled.

    In Bahrain it didnt begin with removing the government but asking for changes to be made such as allowing shias take sensitive interior government posts etc. same as with Saudi,they asked for much more drastic changes like removing the religious police including releasing shias who were accused of the terrorism- khobar bombings-, then later they changed their slogans to things like ‘down with criminal al-saud’ and appealed to the average saudi by mentioning the wealth of the family,how there are poor people and just a lot of repetition of how they are essentially evil non-muslims. But none of it worked,the saudi street is completely behind the family as many expressed how they are important saying things like :they united the country and developed it and if they go then the many Arab tribes are going to enter a civil war for power ans how basically Iran or the Us will take over,one wants the oil the other Medina/Mecca.

    The issue is no one really trusts that their movements are legitimate simply because of the obvious meddling by Iran in these countries as Iran just recalled its diplomat from Bahrain when Saudi,Kuwaiti and Emarati forces entered the country after the government had asked for help in protecting financial areas.Just 2009, Iran declared Bahrain to be part of Iran and this is not the first time.So, the issue is much more complicated than it seems, there is a real general sense now of, shias in the Arab Gulf not being loyal to these lands but having loyalty to Iran and that many of them are Iranian in origin,their ancestors having migrated from there. However, there are Arab Shias who see the perceived Iranian expansion and do not want their country to be an ‘extension of Iran’.They refuse to be involved in any of these events for fear of unknown future consequences to their security and what may become of what sectarian tensions that these events have already brought about.

    I did not know, previously, about the history of this ‘cold war’ between Iran and these states especially Saudi. The more I read the more I looked up and found that Mecca actually had been almost bombed during hajj by iranians and demonstrations by iranian pilgrims etc , there is history to these tensions. I was totally unaware,even over Mecca and Medina and what iranian religious leaders said of them which was such a revelation,I had thought these Gulf people were hypersensitive but in reality there is something to worry about.

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