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A 487 million Muslim “collapse” on NATO’s southeast flank

A 487 million Muslim “collapse” on NATO’s southeast flank

Hezbollah TV in the Bay Area of San Jose

Hezbollah TV in the Bay Area of San Jose

Iran to execute 3 Shiite-Arab political prisoners

In Syria, Iran claims it is protecting Shiite Arabs, but inside its borders, it executes them.

Iran to execute three Shiite-Arab political prisoners

Iraq: Riots Over 'Offense to Islam'

Violence, lynching, demonstrations against American oil companies, after Egyptian man tears down Shi'ite posters.

Iraq: Riots Over 'Offense to Islam'player

Shi'ite, Sunni in Televised Brawl on Egyptian TV

Representatives of rival Muslim streams showed viewers just how disunited the Muslim world is.

Shi'ite, Sunni in Televised Brawl on Egyptian TVplayer

Kuwait 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.

Kuwaiti MPs Approve Death Penalty for 'Cursing Allah'

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.

Sectarian Bombings in Iraq Kill 60+

Saudis Vow 'Iron Fist' to Quell Shiite Unrest

Saudi officials say they will use force to quell Shiite protesters who complain of pervasive discrimination in the Sunni kingdom.

Saudis Vow 'Iron Fist' to Quell Shiite Unrest

Saudi Forces Gun Down Shiite Protester

Renewed clashes between Saudi forces and Shiite protesters in eastern Qatif province resulted in live fire; 1 dead, 3 wounded

Saudi Forces Gun Down Shiite Protester

Baghdad Bombings Kill 78

A wave of bombings by Sunni insurgents killed 78 in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods; the second such attack following the US pullout.

Baghdad Bombings Kill 78

Iran Clerics: West Fears Our Brand of Islam

The 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.

Iran Clerics: West Fears Our Brand of Islam

Gulf Tensions Fester in Bahrain

Bahrain remains the focal point of Gulf Shiite-Sunni tensions; suspends joint business councils with Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon over "interference."

Gulf Tensions Continue to Fester in Bahrain

Bahrain Group: Boycott Iran

The Middle East uprisings are turning Muslim Shi’ites and the Sunni elite against each other. Bahrain business leaders call for a boycott of Iran.

Muslims against Muslims: Bahrain Calls for Boycott on Iran

Shi'ite Islam Spreading In Gaza

Iranian support for Hamas brings Shi'ite Islam to Sunni Gaza and may herald tension between Hamas and Tehran. Israel leaves door open for Iran.

Iran's Backing of Hamas Has Introduced Shi'ite Islam to Gaza

Muslim Uprisings Spread to Iraq

Bahrain’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 a

Shi’ite Muslim Uprisings Light Up a Fuse in Iraq