Saudi Shiites: Concept and Problematics

Mustafa Al-Habab, Mamdouh Al-Sheikh, Yahya Suhaib, Akram Khamis, Hussein Maaloum and Abdul Wahab Issa
10 Jul 2020
Introduction

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This study provides a detailed explanation of the Saudi Arabian Shiites in terms of its geography, history and culture and the interaction among these different dimensions. It analyzes both the nature of relationships between the Shiites and the Saudi state in its successive stages on one hand, and the Shiites and the Iranian government on the other hand.

In an effort to draw conclusions, this study focuses on presenting the public opinion trends, the perspective of news coverage of the Saudi Arabian Shiites’ media towards the other Islamic trends. This study discusses the Shiite’s media perception of different Saudi questions after 2011, highlighting its dynamics through a content analysis of selected press and media materials which were published during 2014.