JNN 20 Oct 2014 Riyadh : Gunfire aimed at security forces set fire to an oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia Saturday, official media said, three days after a dissident local Shiite cleric was sentenced to death.
Officers of the Wahabi Monarchy “came under heavy gunfire from an unknown source, which led to a limited fire breaking out on a subsidiary oil pipeline,” the official SPA news agency said.
The attack occurred at 2:00 am (1100 GMT Friday), the report cited the Eastern Province police spokesman as saying, adding that the fire had been extinguished.
The incident is similar to one last September in Awamiya, when gunfire also targeted police and triggered a pipeline fire.
The Shia community in the Eastern Province has been the scene of periodic clashes involving security forces since demonstrations began three years ago.
Eastern Province which is home to the Shia Community , and at the same time which is also home to the bulk of oil reserves in Saudi Arabia, the top producer in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
But as the Saudi Monarchy which follows the Wahabi Sect of Islam and is a Highly Sectarian in Nature , have Marginalised the Minority Shia Community , upto a level that they being the legitmate sons of the Soil , but even then they are denied their Citizenship Rights , upto a level that they are not given Jobs in the Government Departments , Their Children are not able to acquire Education from Govt Institutions , and they can even Perform their Religious Riots freely.
Above all they even don’t have the Right for a Peaceful Protests , which are even Banned in the Wahabi Sectarian Monarchy. On Wednesday, a court convicted Shia Cleric Nimr al-Nimr of sedition and sentenced him to death.
Sh.Nimr was a driving force behind demonstrations against the authorities that erupted in 2011 alongside a Shiite-led protest movement in neighbouring Bahrain.
The Biased Special set up court found Nimr guilty of seeking “Disobeying the Monarchy ” and inciting Revolt in the country, The Major of the two was “disobeying” the kingdom’s rulers and taking up arms against security forces.
The Shia Community of Saudi Arabia in special and the Shia Community of the World has Rejected the Kangroo Courts Decsion , Demand the Reversal of the Death Sentence , as He was the advocate of “peaceful and non-violent approach,” while the case had caused “social and political discontent”.
Amnesty International said the “appalling” verdict is part of a campaign by the authorities “to crush all dissent”.
Most of Saudi Arabia’s estimated two million Shiites live in the east, who are deeply marginalized on the basis of their Shia Sect , as Saudi Arabia is ruled by a Purely Wahabi Monarchy , which is a Direct financer and sponsor of Terrorism around the World.
After the initial protests, tension rose further in July 2012 when security forces arrested Nimr, and discontent has continued to simmer.