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Kuwaiti Shiites think the bill doesn't go far enough. They insist that capital punishment be extended to those who also condemn 12 highly regarded Shiite imams. The only marginally less hard-line Sunnis still dominate parliament and have rejected the opposing sect's demands.
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St. Nemesius
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