The Shi'is of Saudi Arabia.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position::Brief article - Book review

THE SHI'IS OF SAUDI ARABIA By Fouad Ibrahim published by Saqi Books ISBN 0 86356 903 x price 35.00 [pounds sterling] hardback

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Shi'is in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, from the Iranian Revolution in 1979 to the ascension of Abdullah to the throne in August 2005. Fouad Ibrahim examines the Reform Movement, which replaced the Islamic Revolution Organisation following the Shi'i uprisings in Al Hasa and Qatif. Since its initiation, the Movement has campaigned for an Islamic state similar to the Iranian model. However, it became more moderate in the early 1990s, when it began advocating democracy...

To continue reading