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Protest Turns Deadly In Qatif As Saudis Use Live Ammo On Protesting Shi'ites

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UPDATE: Video of the bloody reality tonight on Saudi streets.

Remember Qatif - the "weakest" Saudi authoritarian link, whose daily protests, many of them violent, threatened to topple the government last spring when soaring global food inflation set the MENA region on fire and led to the overthrow of numerous regimes in the Mediterranean rim? It's back, only this time not based on food price concerns, but inflamed religious tensions, arising from the arrest, and shooting, of a senior religious opposition figure, Shia cleric Ayatollah Al-Neme. As of minutes ago, Redha Al-boori reports on Twitter, that there have been at least two casuualties as a result of confrontation between Saudi forces using live ammo and protesting Shiites.

The Shia Post reports

"Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shot injured and arrested Shia cleric Ayatollah Al-Nemer on Saturday 08 July 2012, the Shia Post reported.

According to received picture, injuries from which it can be assumed that the arrest was violent. Two weeks ago in his Friday sermon Shaikh Al-Nemer criticised Arab dictators in Saudi, Bahrain.  He is well known for publicly criticising dictators. After the shot injures and arrest of Ayatullah Shaikh Al-Nemer, hundreds of  Saudis  Shiite Muslims took streets in Awamiah and Qatif for his release and protested against the KSA for the brutal attack on Shiite Cleric." The result: protests that have covered the entire city, and reports via Twitter of Saudi forces using live ammo to disperse those protesting.

Videos from Qatif posted moments ago:

And for those who prefer more 'credible' sources of reporting, here is Reuters.

h/t Geoffrey Batt

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Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:29 | 2596719 Timmay
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Religion of peace.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:41 | 2596738 PaperBear
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The power elites have demonised Islam and fully intend for us slaves to die by the billions in a war between Christianity and Islam.

Once the slaves realise who their real enemy is, it's game over for the power elite.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:42 | 2596743 world_debt_slave
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meh, the muslims have demonized themswlves

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:50 | 2596755 vato poco
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Ahhh, you're being too hard on 'em. Give 'em another 1400 years or so, and maybe they'll figure out how to behave like civilized human beings. Maybe. In the meantime, there's scads of homos to hang, and adulterous sluts to stone, and cartoonists to stab.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:12 | 2596808 world_debt_slave
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ha, ha, yeah, I've studied their culture and it is rife with homosexuals as they segregate the men from the women, you just don't hear about it. Since 600BC they have been on a tear to take over the world.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:15 | 2596818 john39
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the elites created militant islam just to suck the useful idiots in.  well done for falling for it:


as far as being on a tear to take over the world...  why don't you look up the number of U.S. military bases spread around the world... and then ask yourself exactly who or what is taking over the world.


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:17 | 2596825 world_debt_slave
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yeah, their are some conspiracies, but not all.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:22 | 2596838 john39
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believe what you want, but the evidence is plain to see.  the saudi royal family are crypto zionists, and a growing number of their people have figured it out.  their days are numbered.  evidence?  notice how Saudi, a purported militant islamic country buys massive amounts of U.S. arms...   Oddly, Israel must sign off on these sales under U.S. law (a whole other ridiculous topic), and Israel always does....  wtf people.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:30 | 2596853 world_debt_slave
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Islam was started in 600BC before what you are saying is behind Islam. From it's start Islam has been out to conquer the world.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:36 | 2596874 john39
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my comment was directed to militant islam, not islam generally.  if you don't know the difference, you really should at least attempt to put some effort into learning the truth before you spout off.

BTW, how many countries has Iran, an islamic nation, invaded in the last 200 years?  how about the U.S.   or, if you prefer going back further...  ever hear of the crusades?   The nerve of those Islamic people trying to defend themselves...   and here were are today, same as it ever was.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:45 | 2596906 TheFourthStooge-ing
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john39 said:

ever hear of the crusades?   The nerve of those Islamic people trying to defend themselves...

...not to mention the chutzpah of those Islamic people who sheltered their Jewish neighbors from the invading "christian soldiers".

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:11 | 2596988 john39
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you know, it never ceases to amaze me... we are living through the greatest instance of theft and mayhem that the world has probably ever experienced, all at the hands of a shadowing elite operating through a central banking system... perfectly obvious, and yet so many people fall for the red herrings that they throw out there...  all bullshit to keep people from seeing who or what is really destroying civiliation.  its not islam, true Isalm would never permit the central banking system... and yet so many americans, who are losing everything, are still ready to die fighting Islam because they think its taking over the world.   it defies explanation.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:47 | 2597209 Max Hunter
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 it defies explanation.

It really does.. That's the hardest part I have with it.. It's so obvious and in plain sight.. and yet somehow, perfectly protected from the masses figuring it out.  Ohh sure, there are a few of us that see it, but our numbers are small, very small..

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:44 | 2597808 Bringin It
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Max FYI - when you start your comment with italics, you disable the voting mechanism.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:29 | 2597316 Bolweevil
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Dem and Rep

Islam and Christianity

MDB and Robo

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:52 | 2596934 vato poco
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Speaking of ''spouting off' without knowing what the fuck you're babbling about there, John ol' buddy....or your knee-jerk 'Crusades!' defense of islamic backwardness & barbarism - which is telling, BTW - ........


Care to explain for us ignernt unwashed rubes the meaning of "Al-Andalus"? Or why the years 732 and 1683 are hugely signifcant in the civilized world's dealing with islam?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:02 | 2596962 john39
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civilized world? can you help me figure out where that is?  I live in the U.S., and i know that ain't it.....  btw, Islam hates christianity?  want want to have a watch of this:


turn off the corporate media before we all kill each other while the elites laugh...


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:23 | 2597013 TheFourthStooge-ing
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john39 asked:

civilized world? can you help me figure out where that is?

For most of the period between the two dates specified, the "civilized world" consisted of China, India, and the Islamic middle east, while Europe foundered and flailed through the dark ages.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:39 | 2597051 gezza65
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The fact that the same governments that declare war on Islamic countries that fail to kow tow to central bankers allow unfettered Islamic immigration into their own countries resulting in no go zones for the indigenous population is proof positive that the motive has nothing to with democracy, religious or sexual tolerance or liberal theology but agriculture and we’re the cattle.

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 01:18 | 2597934 vato poco
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Naw naw naw, Johnny me foine boyo - you don't get to hide behind your risible little screens of 'you're all corporate media puppets' and 'the Joooos secretly control most of islam, especially the Saudis, never mind how most of the royal family adheres to the "moderatre" doctrines of al-Wahhab.' This is ZH: baffling with bullshit don't work so well here.

So tell us, O wise knower of the True, Peaceful history of islam: Why did Charley Martel have to raise an army to fight the (islamic) moors at Tours/Poitiers in 732? Why was that? Who was the *invading* force, and who was the _defending_ force? Can you share with the class? Likewise, why'd the good folks of Austria have to butcher an invading army of (islamic) turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683? Again, who was attacking, trying to conquer an established country/people/religion, and who were the imperialistic, sheep-lovin' invaders? Why are the circumstances of these 2 seminal battles, 950 frickin' YEARS apart, so identical? Could it be because islam has but one goal: conquest & slaughter of all those not in their dark-ages-themed ("Stone the whores and heretics!" "Infidels, too!") little club?? Could that be it? 'Cause it sure seems that way, don't it?

For that matter, why'd El Cid and Pelayo and them have to kill the shit out of the (islamic) invaders of al-Andalus - now more commonly known as "Spain" - in order to get **their** country back from the (islamic) hordes who stole it from them? Golly...it sure SEEMS like we're looking at a pattern here, don't it? A long-term strategy?

Or would you like to keep glossing over the real tissue by squealing "Crusades!" and "Never mind the butchery of Darfur and Nigeria, or the rapes of Tahrir Square!!" until I tire of shredding your bullshit, and you can finally claim Victory over the Insolent Infidel with the troublesome knowledge of islamic history? I'm guessing you're gonna go with that one....but I could be wrong. Let's see, shall we?

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:40 | 2596888 TheFourthStooge-ing
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world_debt_slave spewed this bullshit:

Islam was started in 600BC before what you are saying is behind Islam. From it's start Islam has been out to conquer the world.

For someone who has "studied" Islam, you're pretty fucking retarded, as your founding date is off by 1200 years.

Also, the culture you describe above as full of homosexuals and segregating men and women is Saudi Arabian culture, not Islamic culture. If you had really ever taken the initiative to study Islam (beyond what you've learned from cartoons and talk radio), you'd know this.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:54 | 2596939 Iocosus
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LMAO 600BC (or BCE for you atheists). And their cartoons are funny, sometimes fatal.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:03 | 2596966 world_debt_slave
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my bad, I meant 600AD

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 06:58 | 2598164 MaximumPig
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Islam arose in 620-630 AD.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:34 | 2596864 GtownSLV
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The Saudi royal family is first and foremost into self preservation. They will align with whatever entity will best assure that and since WWII that's been the US. But to say the Saudi's are crypto Zionists is a stretch even though Saudi interests are much more aligned with the Zionists than most of the other Islamists nations.  

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:37 | 2596880 john39
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the information in the below link as resulted in at least a few beheadings in Saudi Arabia...  such is the fear of those rulers:


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:24 | 2597618 Errol
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john39, I'm not so sure that the KSA royals are crypto-zionists; I think Israel and KSA share a fear of the Persians.  The Persians may be currently using Shia Islam as a wedge, but they have a looooong history of wanting to rule the Middle East.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:57 | 2597698 Corbeck
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Well, how many middle eastern countries (excluding Israel) are organized enough to build and operate a real military base? They certainly couldn't build one outside of their own borders. Sure, they use what they call a military to attack their own civilian population, but they're not like a real military that can fight western armies.

They're excellent for parades and exterminating the political competition.

Lets call them a "special army".

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 00:19 | 2597876 Freddie
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There are loads of dopes on here.

This is mainly Shia versus Sunni and it has been going on for 1400 years. They will never forget either.

Shia biggest proponent is Iran and Sunni is the Saudi Royals.  The U.S. is in the middle east to protect the Saudis and Israel.  They are allies under the enemy of my enemy is my friend.   These two are also the money behind all US TV including Mordeci's Saudia Fox.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:48 | 2596920 JR
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Yes, and a great post, PaperBear. But the Empire fighting Islam shouldn’t be characterized as Christian. It’s between pseudo-Christians and Islam. If you are a true follower of Christ you don’t use drones to attack innocent people in order to wage war.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 22:53 | 2597688 Tommy Gunner
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Oh and Christianity is peaceful?  You are an idiot.

America is the country that installs and supports these dictators in the middle east.  All in the name of ensuring supply of oil.  

Now imagine if a foreign country placed bases on US soil - the Christians would be murdering and rampaging in minutes


Again you are an idiot

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:41 | 2597804 Corbeck
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Oh and Christianity is peaceful? 

It certainly is, compared to Islam.

You are an idiot.

And you, Tommy Gunner, are being silly.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:29 | 2596720 PaperBear
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Nothing yet on the BBC - no surprise there.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:35 | 2596730 Sudden Debt
Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:46 | 2596748 PaperBear
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The gift that keeps on giving.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:57 | 2597096 smiler03
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Or the NYT or CNN. 

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:53 | 2596760 jonjon831983
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Good find good find


Nothing suspicious at all.


Maybe RBS CEO will suicide/slashfest himself in his car?



Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:35 | 2596870 sudzee
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Stabbed himself in the back 12 times. Suicide, how convienient.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 20:35 | 2597339 Bolweevil
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If my name was anything like Diamond, Dimon, Dymond I'd stay home.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:37 | 2596735 VonManstein
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but but Assad is a bad man

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:16 | 2596824 john39
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no shit... where is hitlary clinton???  cue the crickets...  same for Israel's crimes against palestinians, the regime in Bahrain murdering its citizens... and lets face, the U.S. government's own crimes in the U.S.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 19:53 | 2597223 Max Hunter
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Nazis, Hitler, Holocaust, Terrorist, Suicide Bomber, Muslim Extremist.. That's all you need to know John.. In between chanting.. U.. S.. A.. .. U.. S.. A , ten minute hate speech and 10 minute feeling sorry for Jews speech.. you will have just enough time to pay your taxes..

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:53 | 2596938 scatterbrains
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keep your eye on it. I'll watch CNN for Hillary's statement.. will this require a no fly zone kinda thing ? oh wait wrong muslims.. I get confused.


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:30 | 2596722 TrainWreck1
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How odd - violence and unrest in the Middle East...


Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:34 | 2596728 Sudden Debt
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clearly what Allah wants....
the good thing is that they do it over there and not here.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:35 | 2596731 jayman21
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Excellent Smithers...keep them divided and focused on each other....Excellent Smithers

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 17:11 | 2596782 hedgeless_horseman
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“The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers when there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gunwale under.” 

- C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:36 | 2596733 world_debt_slave
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they're peeved about something

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:38 | 2596736 TrainWreck1
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MC Mohammed got voted off Arabian Idol.




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