Friday, February 18, 2011

Bahraini protests not about sectarianism

'The small Persian Gulf island's population of about 738,000, according to the CIA World Factbook, is made up of about 65 percent Shiites and 35 percent Sunnis. The Shiite Muslims say they experience discrimination in finding housing and jobs.

Because Shiites make up the bulk of the population, they experience the burden of what's unjust under a regime that doesn't want to lose its grip on power, said Toby Jones, a professor of Middle East history at Rutgers University. "It's not about sectarianism, it's about authoritarianism and democracy," he said.'

Thanks Hayder for posting on fb.

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