Bahrain's Sunni Muslims show support for Hamas

April 29, 2006 01:13


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Hardline Sunni Muslims staged a small but noisy demonstration in support of Palestinian and Iraqi insurgents on Friday, but their underlying aim appeared to be a bid to raise their community's profile against the Shi'ite Muslim majority, which has dominated protest politics in Bahrain. Shouting "Death to America," the 150 protesters called on Arab governments to support Iraqi insurgents and the Hamas government in the Palestinian Authority. They demanded that the United States withdraw from Iraq and handed out T-shirts bearing the image of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Held in Muharraq, Bahrain's second biggest town, the demonstration seemed to be an effort by Sunni hardliners to stand up for fellow members of their sect in Iraq, as well as make a point to Bahrain's Shi'ites, who have previously demonstrated in support of Iraqi Shi'ites.

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