Thursday, March 24, 2011

My contacts in Bahrain

Yesterday, I was talking to my sister, Mirvat in Beirut.  We were talking about Bahrain and she asked me about my contacts in Bahrain, and about their sectarian identity.  It hit me, I told her, that I don't know the sectarian identity of any of my contacts.   Bahrain is not like Lebanon, in that regard, and the protest movement in Bahrain has a long (secular) history and it started against Al-Khalifah long before the Islamic Revolution in Iran.