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WorldWide Religious News - 12/05/2003 - Views: (1630)
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: (1554)
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: (1592)
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 ...
Reuters - 11/05/2003 - Views: (1637)
JEDDAH, May 11 (Reuters) - Leaders of Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite Muslim minority have petitioned Crown Prince Abdullah to demand a greater say in the affairs of the conservative Sunni-ruled kingdom, a Shi'ite activist said on Sunday. Shi'ites have long complained of ...
AlJazeera Net - 11/05/2003 - Views: (1613)
Eighteen representatives of Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority have petitioned Crown Prince Abdullah for a greater role in the affairs of the conservative Sunni-controlled kingdom. Jaffar al-Shayeb, the delegation’s leader, said the petition was presented at the end of last month and ...
Middle East Online - 10/05/2003 - Views: (1703)
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 - 07/05/2003 - Views: (1751)
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: (1660)
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 ...
The Washington Post - 23/04/2003 - Views: (1629)
In an unprecedented move that suggested new assertiveness by Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority, a coalition of prominent Shiite clerics from the kingdom's Eastern Province issued a joint public statement Friday welcoming the demise of an Iraqi government that caused ...
The Weekly Standard - 24/03/2003 - Views: (1758)
Sheikh Fadhel Al-Sahlani, an Iraqi American and president of the largest Shia Muslim congregation in North America, speaks perfect English. He sits with quiet dignity in his mosque, the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center in Queens, New York. Middle aged and ...
The New Your Times - 22/03/2003 - Views: (1706)
SOME have claimed that the recent terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and Morocco are fruit of the recent liberation of Iraq. Not at all. The attacks have their roots in the two monarchies' domestic problems in dealing with terrorism and ...
Associated Press - 02/03/2003 - Views: (1678)
AL-QATIF, Saudi Arabia - Zakiyyah has been a science teacher for 20 years, but has been passed over for promotion to principal. Noha, a doctor, tells her children not to get upset when government-issued religion books tell them they are deviants. What ...
Associated Press - 08/02/2003 - Views: (1675)
DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ In the past few months, Saudi Arabia has taken unprecedented steps to encourage debate and explore reforms, signs that the royal family senses change is the best way to protect its rule from the turmoil ...