Reuters reports on demolition of mosques in Bahrain

Shi’ite mosque demolitions raise tension in Bahrain

By Ulf Laessing

NUWAIDRAT, Bahrain | Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:11am BST

NUWAIDRAT, Bahrain (Reuters) – Two bulldozers and two large trucks are busy removing a large pile of stones, wood and prayer carpets on a large square — all that remains of a small Shi’ite mosque in the Sunni-ruled kingdom of Bahrain.

“Do you see this ? This was a mosque until this week. They destroyed it,” said a Shi’ite man, stopping his car in this poor Shi’ite village outside the capital Manama to point to another heap of masonry, where residents say another mosque once stood.

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