Skip to comments.Saudi police arrest wanted Shiite
Posted on 09/03/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by george76
Saudi security forces have arrested a man who figured on a list of 23 wanted people for causing trouble in the mostly-Shiite Qatif district
Confrontations have intensified recently between police and protesters from the Sunni-dominated kingdom's marginalised Shiites -- estimated at about two million and mostly concentrated in Eastern Province.
A policeman and an armed protester were killed in clashes in early August, as a security patrol came under heavy gunfire from four armed rioters on motorbike in Qatif, the interior ministry said.
Two Shiite protesters were killed in July, triggering attacks on government buildings in Qatif...
Qatif witnessed a spate of demonstrations after an outbreak of violence between Shiite pilgrims and religious police in the Muslim holy city of Medina in February 2011.
The protests escalated when the kingdom led a force of Gulf troops into neighbouring Bahrain the following month to help crush a Shiite-led uprising against the Sunni monarchy.
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A Shiite believes blood relation of Mohammad should lead islam. Sunnis are fine with a selected official. 1500 years on the battle still rages.
Just wait until the “arab spring” comes to Saudi Arabia...
They haven’t killed each other off yet?
And moslems know a thing or two about blood.
Just wait until the arab spring comes to Saudi Arabia...
I'm stocking up on popcorn as we speak.
The Saudi police clearly aren’t going to put up with any shiite from anyone.
I believe the Saudi Royal Family are Wahhabist (Sunni).