Thousands in Iraq protest against Saudis in Bahrain

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Published in Iraq
Saturday, 23 April 2011


iraqi_prIraqi demonstrators have poured to the streets of the capital Baghdad in protest at the Saudi-backed repression of anti-government protesters in Bahrain.

The Baghdad residents rallied in the capital on Saturday and chanted slogans against the foreign invasion of Bahrain and carried placards showing their solidarity with Bahrainis seeking political reforms in the small Persian Gulf monarchy, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The Iraqi demonstrators also denounced the destruction of mosques, desecration of the Holy Qur'an, and the Saudi-led foreign military intervention in Bahrain to quell the protests.
They blasted the Saudi regime, declaring the Saudi Arabia rulers ineligible to rule a country that hosts the Muslims' Qibla.

The recent protests in Bahrain come while pro-government media is trying to show that the anti-government demonstrations have ended and that life has returned to normal.

According to state media, the Bahraini king has ordered compensation be paid to soldiers and security staff wounded in protests, including housing and other benefits for their families. Dozens of protesters have been killed and scores left injured since the uprising began in Bahrain in mid-February.

The anti-government protesters are demanding an end to the rule of the Al Khalifa dynasty.

Protesters say they will continue their street demonstrations until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy as well as a proportional voice in the government are met.

Protest demonstration against Saudi's in Basra

Thousands of Iraqis protested in the southern oil hub of Basra on Saturday against the presence of Saudi troops in Bahrain, which has highlighted Iraq’s own sectarian divide after years of war. Anger has been mounting among Shias in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran over the movement of troops from Sunni Arab states to help Bahrain’s Sunni royal family stifle pro-democracy demonstrations by majority Shias. Bahrain said on Friday more troops were coming from other Gulf states to help restore security. It has swept protesters from a central square and arrested opposition leaders. Saturday’s protests saw around 7,000 people, including local government officials and clerics, demonstrate in central Basra, Iraq’s second largest city. “The clock of change is ticking.

After Bahrain, the Saudi king is next,” protesters shouted. “Woe to those hostile to Shias.” Similar large demonstrations were held in Baghdad and Najaf on Friday. A small demonstration took place in Baghdad on Saturday. Like Bahrain, Iraq has a Shia majority that complained for decades of oppression under a Sunni ruling class which is dominant throughout the Arab world.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his ruling Shia bloc have criticised the intervention by Gulf states in Bahrain. Iraqi Shia clerics, including the country’s most revered, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and anti-US cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have spoken out against the crackdown in Bahrain. “The Saudi government practices a double standard. On the one hand it is with the Libyan people, and on the other hand it is (flexing) a strong arm against Bahrain’s people and suppressing them,” said Muhanad Sahib, a 41-year-old professor demonstrating in Basra. “Support for the Bahraini people is a religious and moral duty. Let the Marjaiya (Shia clergy) declare Jihad.”

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They blasted the Saudi regime, declaring the Saudi Arabia rulers ineligible to rule a country that hosts the Muslims' Qibla.

The recent protests in Bahrain come while pro-government media is trying to show that the anti-government demonstrations have ended and that life has returned to normal.

According to state media, the Bahraini king has ordered compensation be paid to soldiers and security staff wounded in protests, including housing and other benefits for their families. Dozens of protesters have been killed and scores left injured since the uprising began in Bahrain in mid-February.

The anti-government protesters are demanding an end to the rule of the Al Khalifa dynasty.

Protesters say they will continue their street demonstrations until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy as well as a proportional voice in the government are met.

Protest demonstration against Saudi's in Basra

Thousands of Iraqis protested in the southern oil hub of Basra on Saturday against the presence of Saudi troops in Bahrain, which has highlighted Iraq’s own sectarian divide after years of war. Anger has been mounting among Shias in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran over the movement of troops from Sunni Arab states to help Bahrain’s Sunni royal family stifle pro-democracy demonstrations by majority Shias. Bahrain said on Friday more troops were coming from other Gulf states to help restore security. It has swept protesters from a central square and arrested opposition leaders. Saturday’s protests saw around 7,000 people, including local government officials and clerics, demonstrate in central Basra, Iraq’s second largest city. “The clock of change is ticking.

After Bahrain, the Saudi king is next,” protesters shouted. “Woe to those hostile to Shias.” Similar large demonstrations were held in Baghdad and Najaf on Friday. A small demonstration took place in Baghdad on Saturday. Like Bahrain, Iraq has a Shia majority that complained for decades of oppression under a Sunni ruling class which is dominant throughout the Arab world.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his ruling Shia bloc have criticised the intervention by Gulf states in Bahrain. Iraqi Shia clerics, including the country’s most revered, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and anti-US cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have spoken out against the crackdown in Bahrain. “The Saudi government practices a double standard. On the one hand it is with the Libyan people, and on the other hand it is (flexing) a strong arm against Bahrain’s people and suppressing them,” said Muhanad Sahib, a 41-year-old professor demonstrating in Basra. “Support for the Bahraini people is a religious and moral duty. Let the Marjaiya (Shia clergy) declare Jihad.”

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