An anniversary celebrated in disdain for freedom of speech.
March 14, 2011: 1,000 troops from Saudi Arabia and 500 troops from UAE, at the request of King Hamad, entered Bahrain and crushed an uprising. The Shia majority were demanding equal rights.
March 14, 2016: Zaineb Alkhawaja and her infant baby were taken from their home by police. Alkhawaja promotes the Bahraini protest movement via @AngryArabiya. Her incarcerated father Abdulhadi Alkhawaja is the former president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.
The U.S. Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain and is central to military operations in the region: 1991 Gulf War, the 2001 war in Afghanistan, the 2003 war in Iraq, and current operations against ISIS.
When #Trump says Muslims hate us he merely exaggerates an attitude born, in part, of U.S. support of regimes that trample human rights.