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Bahrain In Blood

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The Amir Mohammed Mohammed Barbagi Mosque in Bahrain was more than 400 years old. The government destruction of this holy site was just one of the indecencies committed against the Shias of Bahrain.

The related unrest left dozens of people dead, hundreds injured, thousands in prison and thousands more without jobs, most of them Shia.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26721084

Before April 17, 2011:

 

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On April 17, 2011:

 

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Doctors, nurses and hospital staff arrested and on trial for helping injured protesters.

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I've heard of pro-Houthi Yemeni and Saudi hacker groups, often supported by Iran. I know Anonymous' #OpSaudi is aligned to this but can someone mention any Bahraini Shi'ite cyber forces? Please don't underestimate the power of the internet. An uprising may begin online.

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Bahrain Revolution entering a new phase:

Regime forces in Bahrain have handed a warrant to prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to appear in court, after clashing with his supporters.

Bahraini police forces used tear gas against Sheikh Qassim’s supporters around his residence in the western Diraz region of the country in a brutal effort to gain access to the doorway of the house on Wednesday.

The supporters of the cleric, who have been camping out at the area as a protective measure for his safety, called on more people from the local population to join them following the police raid.

The sit-in protest outside the cleric’s home entered its 185th day on Wednesday.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/12/21/500819/Bahrain-Sheikh-Isa-Qassim-Diraz-court-summon

 

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Bahrainis staged unprecedented solidarity with Sheikh Isa Qassim against oppressive regime

Sheikh Isa Qassim Ayatollah Khamenei

Rather than cower before the criminal will of an illegitimate house, Bahrainis closed rank around their Sheikh, and in an unprecedented show of solidarity sat vigil before his residence in Diraz.

By Catherine Shakdam

 

“Either we live on this land as free men, or die and be buried as pious men. We have no other choice.” Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

clip_image001.png Once upon a time Bahrain kingdom island functioned as unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy ambitioning one day to offer its people some degree of fair political representation and social justice. Once upon a time a people had a dream – that to transform their nation-state into a thriving democracy true to such principles as religious freedom, political pluralism, and equality before the rule of law.

Once upon a time a nation was betrayed and a people was forced to rise a Resistance against the oppression of its ruling elite.

Betrayal it needs to be said came into Bahrain courtesy of Saudi Arabia. As armoured trucks rolled into Manama in 2011, Bahrainis’ dream of social and political reforms died in violent oppression, knee-deep in the blood of the innocent.

If many “experts” have, over the past few years attempted to map out Bahrain Revolution through the lens of western imperialism, seldom has anyone bothered to appreciate Bahrain’s stand from the perspective of its people. And while I will not claim to own Bahrain’s political truth, I would say that professional humility dictated I tried …

Bahrain’s history belongs to its sons and daughters, not those who ambition to imprint their neo-colonial narrative. Bahrain’s Revolution lies in the hands of those brave enough to rise Freedom’s banner, never to let go. Those men and women deserve their voices to be heard, just as we expect ours to be.

It is arrogance I have found which so far has prevented much of the western world to emphasize with Bahrain’s righteous struggle. How can any so called “modern” capitals still grand-stand on civil liberties and human rights when their officials are cutting deals with the most brutal of tyrants? Was it not Britain Prime Minister Theresa May who, for the sake of geopolitics and lucrative military contracts, trampled over human decency by standing shoulder to shoulder with al-Khalifa and denied Bahrain’s right to be its own master?

Today one man’s struggle for justice has embodied that of a people. It is this man, this cleric, and this revolutionary: Sheikh Isa Qassim, I would like to pay tribute to.

I would say that no other figure in Bahrain has managed to so absolutely stand a rallying banner to an otherwise divided. As Bahrainis have been taught by al-Khalifa, and al-Saud to think themselves in sectarianism and ethno-centrism, Sheikh Isa Qassim has stood testimony to Bahrain’s revolutionary unity.

Bahrain’s revolutionary movement we must remember was never a call for religious domination. What the people of Bahrain did, however, is rise against the injustice al-Khalifa Wahhabist regime systematically wielded against the nation.

What Bahrainis called for is pluralism and fair political representation – sectarianism and oppression were what al-Khalifa answered, and what western powers echoed. I would argue that if fault needs in fact to be laid out, it is at the feet of tyrants, not their victims.

When will we learn that the Freedom God dispensed, none can ever claim away?

And so Bahrain rose in rebellion, and behind its most revered cleric found the strength to push against absolutism. There are worse places to stand but in righteous allegiance. It is maybe because the House of Saud never grasped the wisdom behind such act that the Islamic world was set fire to.

Al-Khalifa now ambitions to disappear Sheikh Isa Qassim’s gravitas so that a nation would be left an orphan. To orchestrate such a feat, Manama registered phantasmagorical accusations against Sheikh Qassim, hoping to disguise its vendetta under a veneer of legal legitimacy … Bahrainis did not bite the poisoned apple.

As reported by ADHRB: “On 20 June 2016, the Government of Bahrain revoked the citizenship of Sheikh Isa Qassim. Shortly following the announcement of the citizenship revocation, the government claimed that Sheikh Isa Qassim had been illegally collecting funds. Bahraini courts have postponed trial dates on Sheikh Isa Qassim’s case a number of times.”

Rather than cower before the criminal will of an illegitimate house, Bahrainis closed rank around their Sheikh, and in an unprecedented show of solidarity sat vigil before his residence in Diraz.

For over 200 days Bahrainis have stood guard – determined to defend to their last their national treasure.

I will ask readers to appreciate the loyalty and devotion Bahrainis have professed Sheikh Isa Qassim. Before such a grand declaration of loyalty one cannot help but wonder where legitimacy truly lies – in the will of the people or that of an elite?

There can be no greater treason but that of a people’s cry for justice.

It is hope that Sheikh Isa Qassim came to embody as he has systematically urged Bahrainis to hold true to the rope of national unity. A man of truth and justice, Sheikh Qassim has held a mirror to al-Khalifa monarchy … what reflected royals cannot bear!

No matter how many injunctions or warrants Manama will issue against Bahrain’s Sheikh, it is unlikely Bahrainis will abandon their watch. What Al-Khalifa monarchy will most certainly precipitate, however, is its own demise.

History belongs to those who have the courage to write it … Sheikh Qassim’s name already figures on great many pages.

http://english.khamenei.ir/news/4518/Bahrainis-staged-unprecedented-solidarity-with-Sheikh-Isa-Qassim

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Bahrain executes 3 activists amid public rage

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/15/506242/Bahrain-Court-of-Cassasion-Shia-Sheikh-Qassim

Manama executes three young activists on January 15, 2017, over their alleged role in a 2014 bombing.

Bahrain has executed three anti-regime Shia activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts.

The regime in Manama carried out the death verdicts on Sunday, triggering angry demonstrations in the villages of Diraz, Bani Jamra and Sanabis.

Regime forces tried to disperse the protesters by firing pellets and teargas canisters and injuring a number of the demonstrators.

Manama’s troops also prevented people from holding a funeral procession for those executed.

According to the Bahrain Mirror news website, the authorities have refused to return the bodies of the three activists to their families.

The rallies began on the eve of the executions and lasted into Sunday, when the outraged public marched across the capital Manama and the northeastern villages of Nuwaidrat and al-Dair after the morning prayers, the London-based Bahraini opposition television network Lualua reported.

On January 9, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the death penalties given to Sami Mushaima, Abbas Jamil Tahir al-Sami’ and Ali Abdulshahid al-Singace over allegations of killing a member of Emirati forces who had been assisting Manama in its suppression of Bahraini protesters in the northern village of al-Daih back in March 2014. Seven other convicts have also been sentenced to life in prison in the case.

The defendants had denied the charges.

The latest wave of anti-regime protests came after Bahraini religious scholars called on the nation to take to the streets “in a bid to save the lives of the three innocent activists.”

“Your rage is the hope which will change all the equations, as well as the way that will save our youths,” the statement said in an address to Bahraini people.

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Bahrainis protest death sentences issued against three of their compatriots, while holding up protest placards and pictures of jailed cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim, in the northwestern village of Diraz, January 15, 2017.

Manama has given a heavy-handed security response to peaceful popular protests, which first began in early 2011. The clampdown has cost scores of lives. Later during the popular uprising, the regime called in Saudi and Emirati reinforcements to help it muffle dissent.

During the overnight rallies, protesters shouted slogans against the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty and demanded the release of political prisoners.

Authorities have stepped up security measures in the capital, where they blocked al-Badee’ Street.

Regime forces also fanned out across the village of Sanabis in the city’s suburbs. The protests were met with a repressive police response.

On Saturday, the Interior Ministry claimed a police patrol had come under gunfire in the northwestern village of Bani Jamra, which lies to the west of the capital, injuring an officer.

Following the report, regime forces deployed to the area and raided houses for eight straight hours.

 

Also:Iran, intl. community condemn Bahrain’s execution of three activists

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/15/506311/Iran-Bahrain-Bahram-Qassemi-Hossein-AmirAbdollahian-Hezbollah-Agnes-Callamard-Youssef-Rabih

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9 minutes ago, kamyar said:

Innaa lillahi Wa Innaa Ilayhi Raaji'oon. "Indeed to Allah we belong, and to Him we return." 2:156. (fatiha) Condolences.

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