February 9, 2012
So Much for the Shia Crescent
Hussain Abdul-Hussain, NOW Lebanon
The power of the once-mighty Shia Crescent is on the decline, and its leaders in Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq have only themselves to blame. Instead of using their influence to correct injustice—as per the Shia ideology—and build better states, the Shia underdogs have become the oppressive tyrants they once vowed to topple.
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