Dubai’s Deputy Police Chief: Obama has Shia Roots and will visit Qom and Mashhad

THE LEVANT NEWS — by Amira Al Hussaini and Mahsa Alimardani for Global Voices — The Internet has been in stitches ever since Dubai’s deputy chief of police Dhahi Khalfan announced on Twitter that US President Barack Obama has “Shia roots” and is likely to visit Shia religious centres in Iran soon. The tweets, seen by many as reeking of Shia-phobia, were …