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Al Jazeera TV reveals census study

Manama, July 5, 2011

Sunnis constitute 51 per cent of total Bahraini citizens, with Shi’ites accounting for the remaining 49 per cent, a special research team has found following a study conducted Al Jazeera.net website.

The research, conducted between July 4 and November 15, 2010, says that Shi’ites of Persian origin benefited the most from the nationality law, and not the Sunnis, since the law was approved in 1963.

The document affirmed that the naturalisation proceedings did not affect the sectarian division by more than a negligible one per cent, as it has been limited and in accordance with specific nationality stipulations, our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej quoted the report as saying. – TradeArabia News Service




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