How Radical Are Bahrain’s Shia?

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July 12, 2011

By Justin Gengler for Foreign Affairs

In an April 19 op-ed in The Washington Times, Bahrain’s king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, wrote that his regime was forced into its ongoing brutal crackdown on political protest and dissent when “the legitimate demands of the opposition were hijacked by extremist elements with ties to foreign governments in the region” — that is, when the movement was hijacked by Shia revolutionaries with ties to Iran…”

 

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