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Bahrain's Al Khalifa Regime has Failed to Wage War on Shias

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SHAFAQNA - A political analyst says a recent decision by a Bahraini court to postpone the trial of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim clearly shows the ruling Al Khalifah regime has badly failed in its heavy-handed crackdown on the ethnic Shia…

Mass Crowd Commemorates Ashura outside Ayatollah Isa Qassim’s House

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BAHRAIN MIRROR - A mass crowd took part in commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Shiites' third Imam, outside the house of spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim. Activists circulated photos…

Sheikh Issa Qassem Slams Al Khalifa Regime’s Crackdown on Religious Figures

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s Shia scholars in a statement criticized the Al Khalifa regime for continuing to arrest clerics and imams of mosques in its ongoing crackdown on dissent. In the statement, released on Sunday, they said Shia clerics…

West Gave Rise to Terrorism to Tarnish Image of Islam: Sheikh Issa Qassem

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s Shiite leader Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Ahmed Qassem referred to the phenomenon of terrorism as the West’s offspring in the region, saying that it has been using terrorism to tarnish the image of Islam. Hegemonic powers,…