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Discuss: Bahrain the Best Way for Democracy to Survive Print E-mail
Written by Abu Mariam   
Thursday, 21 July 2011 15:26
As part of the government repression, Shia professors have been removed from their positions in universities, Shia deputies in the parliament were forced to resign, and many activists have been tortured, imprisoned, placed on death row, or even killed. However, the government of Bahrain finds in their heart to appoint ambassador to the US Houda Ezra Nonoo a novelty as a woman representing an Arab country, and even more unusually, a Jew — one of only 37 in Bahrain.
Why would Al-Khalifa cater to 0.002% of his population and repress and oppress 70%?
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As part of the government repression, Shia professors have been removed from their positions in universities, Shia deputies in the parliament were forced to resign, and many activists have been tortured, imprisoned, placed on death row, or even killed. However, the government of Bahrain finds in their heart to appoint ambassador to the US Houda Ezra Nonoo a novelty as a woman representing an Arab country, and even more unusually, a Jew — one of only 37 in Bahrain. 

 

Ron Kampeas of the Jewish daily, JTA, write in Reaching out to Jews, Bahrain posits model for regional cooperation:

Bahrain, the little Persian Gulf nation where pluralism has been the exception to the regional hegemonic rule, is learning that the best way for democracy to survive is to replicate.

 

Why would Al-Khalifa cater to 0.002% of his population and repress and oppress 70%?


 

 

 

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+1 #3 Bahraini 2011-07-22 13:27
I hear there's talk about the 5th fleet leaving Bahrain for UAE. But I'm not going to hold my breath.

All kingdoms in the middle east are afraid of the Shiites. Shias have always opposed monarchies and have pushed for progressive system, including women rights.
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-1 #2 SR 2011-07-22 00:55
I'm glad someone brought this up. Bahrain must serve the Zionists if it wants to take become the shore banking capital of the world.
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-1 #1 Jason 2011-07-21 16:12
At least someone's happy.
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