SHAFAQNA – Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani, a senior Shia cleric, issued a statement on Wednesday, May 24 in which he condemned Al Khalifah’s recent inhumane attack on Sheikh Isa Qassim’s house in Bahrain’s al-Diraz region and warned the Bahraini rulers that they will suffer the same fate as dictators in Iraq and Egypt.
The text of the statement is as follows:
In the Name of Allah
The news of Al Khalifah’s inhumane attack on the leader of Bahraini Shias, Ayatollah sheikh Isa Qassim’s house saddened all freed men and women especially Shia Muslims.
Al Khalifah regime fails to deal with its people’s logical demands and even imposes a heavy crackdown in dissent in Bahrain. They chose to reinforce their illegitimate will on the innocent Bahraini people with the help of Western powers. In a new outrage, they have attacked a senior cleric’s house and targeted his young supporters thinking that they are able to silence these freedom-seeking voices of people; this is nothing but al Khalifah’s wishful thinking.
I hereby condemn this inhumane attack and ask Al Khalifah regime to change its course of action. They should not rely on some corrupt Western powers and seek their support; instead, they must respect the legitimate demands of their own citizens. It’s certain that imperialist powers, especially the US and the UK, will eventually stop supporting the Bahraini regime and covering for its atrocities; When that day comes, Al Khalifah will suffer the same fate as dictators in Iraq and Egypt. They will be punished by divine revenge. So it’s in their best interest if they rethink their policies and listen to Bahraini nation’s voice.