Tuesday, May 10, 2011

பஹ்ரைனில் 30 பிரம்மாண்டமான மசூதிகள் இடித்து தள்ளப்பட்டன

இந்தியாவில் ஒரு மசூதியையும் இடிக்க விடாமல் நடுத்தெருவில் கட்டிவைத்து எல்லோருக்கும் தொந்தரவு கொடுத்துகொண்டிருக்கிறார்கள்.
பஹ்ரைனில் என்னவென்றால், ஷியா பிரிவினர் வழிபடும் 30 மசூதிகளை சவுதி அரேபிய படையினர் இடித்து தள்ளியுள்ளார்கள்.

நம் ஊர் முஸ்லீம்கள் க்வுந்து படுத்துகொண்டிருக்கிறார்கள்.

நம் ஊர் என்றால் என்ன இளிச்சவாயன்களா? போய் அங்கே சத்தம் போடுங்களேன்.

Mosques are bulldozed in Bahrain

Sunnis crack down on Shi'ite protests

May 8, 2011

The Mo'men mosque in Nwaidrat was bulldozed last month. The mosque had long been a center for the town's Shi'ite population. / ROY GUTMAN/McClatchy-TribuneTwitterFacebookShare

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MANAMA, Bahrain -- In the ancient Bahraini village of Aali, where some graves date to 2000 BC, the Amir Mohammed Braighi mosque had stood for more than 400 years -- one of the handsomest Shi'ite Muslim mosques in the small island nation in the Persian Gulf.

Today, only bulldozer tracks remain.

In Nwaidrat, where anti-government protests began Feb. 14, the Mo'men mosque had long been a center for the town's Shi'ite population -- photos show it as a handsome, square building neatly painted in ochre, with white and green trim, and a short portico in dark gray forming the main entrance.

Today, only the portico remains.

"When I was a child, I used to go and pray with my grandfather," said a 52-year-old local resident, who asked to be called only Abu Hadi. The area used to be totally green, with tiers of sweet water wells, he said.

"Why did they destroy this mosque?" Abu Hadi wailed. "Muslims have prayed there for decades."

In Shi'ite villages across the island kingdom of 1.2 million, the Sunni Muslim government has bulldozed dozens of mosques as part of a crackdown on Shi'ite dissidents.

Authorities have held secret trials where protesters have been sentenced to death, arrested prominent mainstream opposition politicians, jailed nurses and doctors who treated injured protesters, seized the health care system that had been run primarily by Shi'ites, fired 1,000 Shi'ite professionals and canceled their pensions, detained students and teachers who took part in the protests, beat and arrested journalists, and forced the closure of the only opposition newspaper.

Nothing, however, has struck harder at the fabric of Bahrain, where Shi'ites outnumber Sunnis nearly 4 to 1, than the destruction of Shi'ite worship centers.

The Obama administration has said nothing in public about the destruction.

Bahrain and its patron, Saudi Arabia, are longtime U.S. allies, and Bahrain hosts the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

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