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Iran to execute 3 Shiite-Arab political prisoners
In Syria, Iran claims it is protecting Shiite Arabs, but inside its borders, it executes them.
Iraq: Riots Over 'Offense to Islam'
Violence, lynching, demonstrations against American oil companies, after Egyptian man tears down Shi'ite posters.
Shi'ite, Sunni in Televised Brawl on Egyptian TV
Representatives of rival Muslim streams showed viewers just how disunited the Muslim world is.
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.
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 Unrest
Saudi officials say they will use force to quell Shiite protesters who complain of pervasive discrimination in the Sunni kingdom.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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