Kuwait’s emir warns against sectarian abuse on social media

Kuwait's ruler warned on Monday against the abuse of social media to stoke sectarian tensions in the small Gulf Arab country, which has a mixed Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim population. "What we are living through and seeing is the misuse of social media tools … to spread enmity and hatred," Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah said in a message published by state news agency KUNA to mark the last 10 days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. A suicide bombing by Sunni extremist group Islamic State at a Shi'ite mosque last June killed 27 worshippers and jolted the usually quiet kingdom, caught between the sectarian-tinged rivalry of its massive neighbors Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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