Saudi Nationalism Raises Hopes of Greater Shia Inclusion
Leading Shia opposition cleric Hassan al-Saffar, center, stands with family members of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, at a mosque in Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, Jan. 5, 2016. (verified UGC via AP)

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