Archive for the ‘Bahrain’

  • Relative number of deaths in Bahrain and Libya compared to Egypt
    To put in perspective the numbers of people in the streets and the number of protesters, it’s important to think in percentages of population and not raw numbers. Egypt has 80+ million. Libya has 6.5 million. Bahrain has less than 800,000. Think of the relative number of deaths compared to Egypt: 100 deaths in Libya is like 1200 in Egypt. 10 deaths in Manama is like...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal family and police are Sunni. About 80% of the Bahraini population is Shi’a, which we call Shiite...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain police are mercenaries imported from Pakistan
    According to Abdul Khalil Ibrahim of the Bahraini opposition party, Bahrain security police are not Bahraini, but imported from Pakistan and other countries. We are looking at a mercenary police that is not killing its own people. This is substantially different from Egypt. In Libya, the word is that French-speaking black Africans are being used to shot down Libyans.
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Watch video from Bahrain hospital
    A doctor is almost beaten to death. A nurse on the scene is beaten. They are doing their jobs to save people, but the police brutalize everyone they come in contact with. Watch this video footage from Al Jazeera.
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Bahraini doctors protest massacre
    photo by Haytham Abdulla - Plixi Gulf News is reporting that security forces control the capital city of Manama after clearing sleeping protesters from a main square. They used tear gas, clubs, rubber bullets and even live fire in a pre-dawn raid in Pearl Square. Men, women and children were peacefully demonstrating there the past days. At least four persons are reported...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm