Eschatology: Power Struggle in Bahraini Monarchy

King Hamad al-KhalifahThe Wall Street Journal reports that there is now a power struggle within the Bahraini royal family, with pro-U.S. King Hamad al-Khalifah losing power to the Islamist Khawalid faction. The Khawalids control the royal court, judiciary, security services and military. Their influence threatens to bring Bahrain into the Muslim Brotherhood camp. On the other hand, about 60-70% of the population is Shiite, raising fears that a democratic process could move Bahrain towards … [Read more...]