Monday, March 21, 2011

Many Bahraini protesters angry with USA

NPR: 'Last week's crackdown on protesters in Bahrain has left many in the capital, Manama, angry with the United States.

They say they believe the White House tacitly approved the attacks on demonstrators and put its strategic interests over democratic principles.

On Friday at the Sadiq Mosque in Manama, the preacher recounted the week's extraordinary events. Sheik Issa Qassim criticized Bahrain's royal family for sending in soldiers and police to crush an anti-government rebellion — an assault that left at least seven dead and hundreds wounded.

Then, he criticized the United States for not doing more to prevent it.

"They have influence they're not using to save the people here," he said.'

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