Monday, 20 June 2016

Soleimani To Al-Khalifa: Ayatollah Qassim Red Line, Violating It Leaves No Choice but Armed Resistance

The senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani warned that the sanctuary of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim, is a red line whose violation will set fire to Bahrain and the entire region.
The commander of IRGC’s Quds Force, said on Monday that overstepping this redline would “leave the people [of Bahrain] with no other choice but armed resistance.”
This comes as al-Khalifa on Monday revoked the citizenship of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Ahmed Qassim, claiming that he has been involved in spreading extremism.
“Definitely, al-Khalifah will pay the price for this and it will result in nothing other than the collapse of this bloodthirsty regime,” the IRGC commander said.
Soleimani warned that supporters of Bahrain’s al-Khalifah regime must know that disrespect to Sheikh Qassim and the continuation of excessive crackdown on Bahraini people will “trigger a bloody intifada,” whose consequences would be on those who legitimize the outrageous behavior of Bahrain’s rulers.
The IRGC commander further noted that the al-Khalifah regime is committing more crimes on a daily basis and represses the people of Bahrain while the United Nations, the US and Western countries maintain their “meaningful silence.”
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry claimed in a statement that Sheikh Qassim actively sought the “creation of a sectarian environment” through his connections with foreign powers.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
20-06-2016 | 22:15

Bahrain Regime Revokes Nationality of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Al-Qassem (Updated)

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Bahraini regime on Monday stripped Ayatollah Sheikh Issa al-Qassem from citizenship in a clear escalation against Shia clerics in Bahrain.Bahraini leading Shia Cleric Ayattollah Sheikh Issa al-Qassem
Bahraini interior ministry said on Monday it was going ahead “to confront all means of extremism and submission to a foreign religious and political reference.”
“… Based on that, so-called Issa Ahmad Qassem was stripped of citizenship,” the interior ministry said, according to Bahraini daily, al-Wasat.
The ministry said Sheikh Qassem’s nationality was revoked over “forming groups that yield to a foreign political and religious reference.”
According to the ministry, Sheikh Qassem “had role in creating an extremist sectarian environment,” as he “worked on diBahrainviding the society on sectarian basis.”
In response, a crowded protest was held spontaneously next to Ayatollah Qassem’s house to denounce the regime’s decision to revoke his nationality.
The protestors wore their shrouds, asserting that they do not want Bahrain to be without Sheikh Qassem.
Sheikh Qassem appeared before the protestors next to his residence and confirmed his firm stance.
Several political parties in Bahrain issued statements to denounce the regime’s action against Sheikh Qassem, calling on the Bahrainis to move against regime action.
Earlier, another prominent Shia cleric, Sayyed Abdullah al-Ghuraifi warned against targeting Sheikh Qassem.
In a statement, Sayyed Ghuraifi said that targeting Sheikh Qassem, the most leading Shia cleric in Bahrain, is aimed at targeting this sect, its religious references, history, present and future.”
Source: Al Manar TV
20-06-2016 – 14:52 Last updated 20-06-2016 – 19:31

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