SHAFAQNA – According to alaraby As many as 500 mostly Shia Lebanese residents were told they were “unwanted” and expelled from the UAE last week. This worrying trend reflects possible sectarian motives of the government. Hundreds of Lebanese were deported from the UAE on Saturday. Although no official reason was given by the Gulf state for the deportation of the Lebanese families to Beiruit, the majority of those affected were Shia. The Lebanese residents were simply told they were “unwanted” and ordered to leave the country within 48 hours.