End of Shia Mourning Season: Why Does US Embassy Monitor Ashura in Bahrain?
In seven episodes, Bahrain Mirror presented a reading research on the cables sent by US Embassy in Manama to US State Department about Ashura commemoration. Why is US diplomacy so interested in Bahrain’s Ashura?
Final WikiLeaks Cables: US Embassy Says Mushaima’s Ashura Speech in 2009 More Restrained, Expressed Respect for King (Part 7)
The final US Embassy cables on Ashura in Bahrain that WikiLeaks managed to leak discussed the Ashura commemorations during December of 2009.
WikiLeaks: Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Ashura Sermon in 2009 & Account of Iranian Envoy to Manama (Part 6)
The US Embassy continued to follow up commemoration rites of Ashura steadily, particularly the central address delivered during the religious occasion.
Al-Khawaja’s 2009 Ashura Speech: “The Ruling Gang” in US Cable and Justin Gengler’s Book (Part 5)
HR Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s oration didn’t only attract the attention of political researchers like Justin Gengler but was also focus of US Embassy’s cable in 2009.
Wikileaks: 2007-2008 US Embassy Cables: Ashura in Bahrain, Desire to Express Shi'a Identity to Fullest (Part 4)
The US keen interest in following the commemoration of Ashura in Bahrain continued to be reflected in the Embassy’s annual reports.
WikiLeaks: Fareed Muftah to US Ambassador in 2006: Sunni Salafists Organize Provocative Shows in Ashura (Part 3)
Starting from 2005, US Embassy in Manama's report on Ashura became a routine procedure. Ashura Commemoration itself became an event to be observed, monitored, and reported.
WikiLeaks: US Embassy's Report on Ashura Chest-Beating, Bloodletting and Mourning Processions in Manama (Part 2)
During the Ashura photos and flags crisis in 2005, US Embassy in Manama released a detailed report on Shiite religious holiday of Ashura in just a few days.
WikiLeaks: US Embassy and Ashura in Bahrain, Crisis of Photos and Flags in 2005 (Part 1)
Number of cables leaked by WikiLeaks revealed US Embassy in Manama annually sends confidential report on Ashura commemoration in Bahrain to US State Department.