Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia Emboldened by Hussein's Fall

(Washington Post) In an unprecedented move that suggested new assertiveness by Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority, 13 prominent Shiite clerics from the kingdom's Eastern Province issued a joint public statement Friday welcoming the demise of an Iraqi government that caused Shiites there to suffer for three decades. Saudi watchers said the fall of Saddam had emboldened Shiites in neighboring Saudi Arabia.

2003-04-24 00:00:00

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