Now for the brainfart >>
The Shura Council’s Secretary-General Abdulrahman Abdulsalam denounced the children who have infiltrated the demonstration without the organisers’ knowledge, wearing bin Laden imprinted T-shirts, re-iterating his condemnation of such behaviour and is not by the organisation parties.
He would say that wouldn’t he? Oh, this is coming from a die-hard salafist who stood for elections in Arad in 2002 and failed (thank goodness) where Othman Sharif easily beat the crap out of him… Sharif of course got through on the backs of Shi’a voters in a predominantly Sunni area because voters there detest Abdulsalam because of his sectarianism, hatred of the Shi’a and being a Wahabi, and even though they objected to the name Othman (long story, maybe another time) they voted for him anyway – sectarian? You bet, on so many fronts!
But let’s stay with the current story: he and his lot want the Americans out of Iraq, and they also strongly denounced the Anglo-American occupation and praised the “resistance” in Fallujah, Ramadi, Baghdad and Mosul. They conveniently left out Karbalah, Najaf, Basra etc as they are (screw up your face and hold the tip of your nose as you have just smelled a 3-day-old dead rat in a closed space) Shi’a!
And this prick wants us to believe that they didn’t PUSH these children to wear those t-shirts and lift those placards with their god on them without their complete knowledge, encouragement and acceptance?
And this twerp is still in the sensitive position of Secretary-General of the Shura Council? The government actually condone his actions?
What would it take to get these people to realise that this is not the way to do things in this day and age? What would it take to get them to understand that their bin Laden is nothing more than a simple-minded brain-washed criminal? Until when will they stand with a criminal just because he happens to share their religion? And if bin Laden’s own brothers, family and country disowned him, why the hell do we have people in Bahrain not only supporting him, but raising their kids to believe that HE represents the right path?
No, as long as the government and society are not doing anything to educate people through their mosques and papers and clearly and unequivocally condemning bin Laden and his ilk, and as long as they not only support, but encourage sectarian strife, then this is the least of what we expect.
Next step (especially as we’re coming up to elections) is bombs in crowded places…
Anyway, here’s a translation of the full article done very very well, considering it’s just a beta feature of Google’s Arabic to English translation engine.