Thursday, April 19, 2007

Harmony, or a Show?

Writing for Gulf News, Miriam al-Hakeem claims Sunni-Shi'ite relations are improving in Saudi Arabia. Her evidence is that the governor of Onaida province invited a Shi'ite leader to a heritage and cultural festival, and the Shi'ite leader expressed a desire for reciprocation. Such shows of tolerance and unity are part of King Abdullah's agenda, so it doesn't surprise me things like this would happen on an official level, though the headline seems overblown.

(Crossposted to American Footprints)



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