Kuwaiti MPs Approve Death Penalty for 'Cursing Allah'Kuwait’s parliament provisionally passed amendments to its penal code stipulating death for those who curse the Islamic god.
Sectarian Bombings in Iraq Kill 60+A string of bombings targeting primarily Shiite targets killed scores and wounded hundreds as Baghdad's political crisis deepens.
Saudis Vow 'Iron Fist' to Quell Shiite UnrestSaudi officials say they will use force to quell Shiite protesters who complain of pervasive discrimination in the Sunni kingdom.
Saudi Forces Gun Down Shiite ProtesterRenewed clashes between Saudi forces and Shiite protesters in eastern Qatif province resulted in live fire; 1 dead, 3 wounded
Baghdad Bombings Kill 78A wave of bombings by Sunni insurgents killed 78 in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods; the second such attack following the US pullout.
Iran Clerics: West Fears Our Brand of IslamThe U.S. and other Western countries fear the rise of Islam, and because of this they fight Iran, the most Islamic country in the world.
Gulf Tensions Continue to Fester in BahrainBahrain remains the focal point of Gulf Shiite-Sunni tensions; suspends joint business councils with Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon over "interference."
Muslims against Muslims: Bahrain Calls for Boycott on IranThe Middle East uprisings are turning Muslim Shi’ites and the Sunni elite against each other. Bahrain business leaders call for a boycott of Iran.
Iran's Backing of Hamas Has Introduced Shi'ite Islam to GazaIranian support for Hamas brings Shi'ite Islam to Sunni Gaza and may herald tension between Hamas and Tehran. Israel leaves door open for Iran.
Shi’ite Muslim Uprisings Light Up a Fuse in IraqBahrain’s Shi’ite Muslim unrest sparks violence in Iraq, which Obama has been hoping will calm down as US tries to leave. Al-Qaeda strikes again.