Isn’t there a law in Bahrain that criminalises burning of flags? Especially flags of those countries which we do have good relations with?
Well, this is Mohammed Khalid, the member of parliament and representative of the Northern District 6, sans slippers, burning the Danish flag to show his disapproval of the refusal of the Danish government to impose restrictions and penal actions on an independent newspaper which had the temerity to publish derogatory cartoons depicting our prophet Mohammed (pbuh).
Is he setting a good example to those around him? Fast forward 15 – 20 years; any idea how those kids standing around him and shouting their lungs out will actually turn out? Tolerant? Will they engage their brains before letting emotions run astray and resort to violence to settle disputes?
Not with what’s happening now, and this is not an isolated incident; Al-Wasat reports that up to 25 different demonstrations took place all around Bahrain, probably with similar scenes.
Does anyone other than myself think that Article 99 of the constitution should be enacted in this particular case? After all, isn’t what this respected member of parliament effectively doing is declaring war on a friendly country?