Pogroms and purges in Bahrain

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August 3, 2011
by Patrick Cockburn  
Posted in Commentary

"Bahrain, a small island with a population of 1.2 million, half of them Arabs, should have been the one place in the Arab world where compromise was possible between rulers and ruled and between Sunni and Shia. Instead it has joined a handful of places like Beirut and Jerusalem where communities are totally polarized and hate and suspicion fill the air. It is like Belfast at its worst in the 1970s when Catholic and Protestant saw each other only as enemies to be feared." (08/03/11)


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