A Bahraini human rights activist said the Al Khalifa regime seeks to launch attacks on the country’s Shias and point fingers at ISIL.
Nabeel Rajab, director of Bahrain Human Rights Center, said it is possible that the ruling regime carry out attacks against Shias and attribute them to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Mir’atul Bahrain news website reported.
He noted that the regime’s oppression of Shia population has resulted in a situation where Shia citizens have no trust in the government.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held numerous rallies in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
Bahrain has been severely criticized by human rights groups for its harsh crackdown on anti-government protesters, which has claimed the lives of scores of people so far.