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Bahrain's royal family has history of favoring Sunni minority

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...One of the smallest kingdoms in the world, Bahrain boasts a 1.2 million population figure of whom less than 600,000 are indigenous, with the balance hailing from numerous Arab as well as non-Arab countries. Densely populated, though concentrated in the north of the country around the capital city of Manama, an estimated 65-70 percent of the indigenous populations are Shia Muslims even if the ruling family is predominantly Sunni.

The oldest traceable Shia community, known as the Baharnah, track their roots to Arabian tribes that were present in the area since pre-Islamic times. They accepted Islam and became Shias nearly 1300 years ago. In addition to Manama, many live across the causeway on the Island of Muharraq, though exclusive villages exist elsewhere.

Sunni Bahrainis are relatively recent arrivals on the island kingdom, as most came with the Al Khalifahs about 200 years ago from Qatar, where the Al Thanis defeated and expelled them from the promontory. Sunni Arabs, including the ruling family trace their origins to Central Arabia, Najd in particular, which underscores their ideological proximity to the Saudi royal family, though they are not Muwahhidun (Wahhabis).

In addition to the Baharnah and Sunni Bahrainis, another significant and influential ethnic minority arrived nearly 400 years ago as laborers, artisans and merchants, and were known as the Ajam (Persians Shias). Unlike the Baharnah, the Ajam have maintained a distinct culture and language and though most assimilated over the years, identifying themselves as Persian Bahrainis. ...

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Bahrain in 1956, and an interview with activist Abdulaziz Shamlan

Panorama interview with activist Abdulaziz Shamlan representative of the Patriotic Union of Bahrain in 1956 AD
at the end of the report and an interview with Charles Belgrave Dkhakhinh all ego. Click on the link to see Bahrain after 10 years of this report: Http://youtu.be/NjaVDEOXh_g BBC Panorama report on Bahrain and an interview with Abdulaziz Al-Shamlan member of the National Union Committee in 1956. There is also an appearance of Charles Belgrave at the end Exemplifying what an Imperious Moron is like. Check out 10 years after Bahrain this report here: Http://youtu.be/NjaVDEOXh_g Thanks to Adam Curtis check his blog post and more background info : http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/2012/05/if_you_take_my_advice_-_id_rep ....

 

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History repeats itself in Bahrain - التاريخ يعيد نفسه في البحرين

since 100 years people of Bahrain demanded their right , but they have been faced with a brutal regime...
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Bahrain History

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A chronology of key events in the history of Bahrain from 1913 to the present day.
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BBC: Report on the nineties uprising in Bahrain

Video to channel the BBC presented a report on the events of nineties and in particular the intensification of the wave of anger in 1996 and the fall of the martyrs videos of encounters for the first time exposure and interviews with the families of martyrs and victims of torture, a comprehensive report on the blessed intifada ... and talk about the arrest of symbols, most notably Eminence Abdul Amir Jamri and flammable Intifada was at its peak

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Bahrain: Our forgotten revolution will be victorious ~ Hussein Youssef

It is more a revolution than an uprising. It is a revolution on the domestic level and a revolution in terms of consciousness and action, and the type and scale of activism. We are talking about demonstrations and events where 40-50 per cent of the people of Bahrain are participating. Some estimates put 400,000 out of 750,000 citizens at protests on 14 February 2011."

 

[Great History on Bahrain here....]

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فيلم (صرخة الحرية) قصة الانتفاضة الدستورية في البحرين | Film (Cry of Freedom) The story of the constitutional uprising in Bahrain

فيلم ( صرخة الحرية ) الذي يحكي قصة الأزمة الدستورية والمطالب الشعبية في البحرين سنة 1995م _ 1416هـ .الفلم مزود ببعض مشاهد الأنتفاضة البحرانية المباركة في الت...

 

Film (Cry Freedom), which tells the story of the constitutional crisis and popular demands in Bahrain in 1995, _ 1416. Film documents the Bahraini uprising in the nineties

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