الأحد، 13 يناير، 2013

The #Bahrain Blackout in Arab Media

Growing up, I had always thought Lebanon was the smallest among the Arab states. It was actually Bahrain that was the tiniest. At the time, the word "Gulf States" meant, to me, vast gold-plated empires.
As one matures and ages, I discovered more about the world; the more I knew, the more I realized that what I thought was plated with gold was only rusty iron walls besieging people who live and suffer as we do; they share with us the same air we breathe; and most importantly, they don’t all eat with golden spoons.
It's not to say that all Gulf States are ruled by tyranny. That would be an unfair judgment. Nevertheless, some of these states have minorities who have been and continue to go through what can be fairly described as "sectarian discrimination," Bahrain being a blatant example.
Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/01/bahrain-arab-spring-protests.html#ixzz2HtKsthW7

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