nimr al-nimr

Arab Spring and Declining Oil Prices Drives Saudi Arabia’s Reactionary Barbarism

January 10, 2016

Bilal Ahmed of Souciant.com says accusations of religious degeneracy and charges of heresy are at the heart of the executions, for they advance and protect the national narrative of Wahhabism

Saudis Fan Flames of Sunni-Shi’a Strife Bred in Iraq Invasion

January 7, 2016

Jennifer Loewenstein says Saudi Arabia carried out the execution of Shi’a cleric Nimr al-Nimr in order to provoke a reaction from Iran, and are now using the embassy attack as an excuse to cut diplomatic ties

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Ignoring Executions and Proceeding with Saudi Arms Deal

January 7, 2016

Dimitri Lascaris says Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion met with Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and considered him an important ally days before the executions were carried out

Saudi Arabia Fueling Sectarianism to Destabilize the Region and Suppress Domestic Dissent (1/2)

January 5, 2016

Toby Craig Jones says Saudi Arabia is beholden to sectarian violence and it is not a stabilizing force in the Middle East

Yemen, the real conflict

January 5, 2016
The Intercept’s Zaid Jilani says the Saudi Arabian government has been able to present its point of view free of any challenge in the western mainstream media