In the 2011 year of protesting against former Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed, Kuwaiti liberals were many times accused of being passive towards the corruption of al-Mohammed in fear of the raising power of the conservative Popular Bloc and its Islamist allies. These accusations might not be totally warranted in the light of last year’s events considering the Liberal voting inside the parliament against the prime minister and their participation in several rallies and protests. The Liberal youth openly criticized their representatives for not being able to lead the opposition movement the way tribal Islamists have done. However, the accusation against liberals might be true in the light of the latest events.
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