Al-Saud Mafia-House: Why is the Bahrain Revolution The Gulf’s Islamic Republic Corner Stone?
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Al-Saud Mafia-House: Why is the Bahrain Revolution The Gulf’s Islamic Republic Corner Stone?

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia | Jul 04, 2012 at 9:11 AM PDT
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Democratic Republic of Bahrain

Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz: Hustling “crown prince”

Condemned by French Court

Al-Saud Mafia-House: Why is the Bahrain Revolution The Gulf’s Islamic Republic Corner Stone?

Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz and Hustling “crown prince”,

As a Sunni Muslim, I have an old dream: A Muslim united Sunni & Shia entity flying the flag of The Gulf Islamic Republic.” I totally support the Bahrain – and other – Revolutions striving to defend and uphold Islamic values and “Sharia.” Shia and Sunni Muslims are at last united in the Gulf in order to liberate our sacred and Arabian Holy land.

The Al Khalifa family moved to Bahrain in 1797. Originally, they lived in “Um Qasr” where they preyed on the caravans of Basra and pirated ships in the “Shatt al-Arab” waterway until Turks expelled them to Kuwait where they remained until 1766. In the early 19th century, Bahrain was invaded by both the Omanis and the al-Saud. In 1802 it was governed by a twelve year old child, when the Omani ruler Sayyid Sultan installed his son, Salim, as Governor in the “Ard Fort.” In 1820, the Al Khalifa tribe was recognized by Great Britain as the rulers ("Al-Hakim" in Arabic) of Bahrain after signing a treaty relationship. However, ten years later they were forced to pay yearly tributes to Egypt despite seeking Persian and British protection.

In 1860, the Al Khalifas used the same tactic when the British tried to overpower Bahrain. Writing letters to the Persians and Ottomans, Al Khalifas agreed to place Bahrain under the latter protection in March due to offering better conditions. Eventually the Government of British India overpowered Bahrain when the Iranians refused to protect it. Colonel Pelly signed a new treaty with Al Khalifas placing Bahrain under British rule and protection.

In 1911, a group of Bahraini merchants demanded restrictions on the British influence in the country. The group's leaders were subsequently arrested and exiled to India. In 1923, the British replaced Sheikh Isa bin Ali with his son. Some clerical opponents and families such as “al Dossari” left or were exiled to Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The discovery of oil in 1932 by the “Bahrain Petroleum Company” brought rapid modernization to Bahrain. Relations with the United Kingdom became closer, as evidenced by the British Royal Navy moving its entire Middle Eastern command from Bushehr in Iran to Bahrain in 1935. British influence continued to grow as the country developed.

After World War II, increasing anti-British sentiment spread throughout the Arab World and led to riots in Bahrain. The riots focused on the Jewish community. In 1948, following rising hostilities and looting, most members of Bahrain's Jewish community abandoned their properties and evacuated to “israel.” As of 2008, 37 Jews remained in the country. In 2008, Bahrain's king appealed to former-Bahraini Jews abroad in the US and UK to return to the country and had also offered compensation and citizenship.

On 15 August 1971, Bahrain declared independence and signed a new treaty of friendship with the United Kingdom.

Anti-government demonstrations gripped several countries in the Middle East in early 2011, and Bahrain experienced some of the most violent confrontations between protesters and government forces and police. The protesters, inspired by recent events in Egypt and Tunisia, began their protests on Feb. 14. There has long been simmering tension between the populace, which is 70% Shiite, and the Sunni monarchy and ruling class. Shiites complain that they are excluded from top positions in the military and government and claim that the government encourages immigration of Sunnis and then gives Sunnis preference in hiring.

Inspired by the regional “Arab Spring”, protests started in Bahrain. The government responded harshly, killing four protesters camping in “Pearl Roundabout.” Later, protesters were allowed to reoccupy the roundabout where they staged large marches amounting to 150,000 participants.

“Bahrain's Courageous Doctors”, FPIF- 07/11/2011: “The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The charge against them? Treating injured demonstrators opposing the regime…. Last February, Bahrain’s citizens joined the Arab Spring by holding massive demonstrations against the country’s corrupt, minority royal government. Bahrain’s security forces, assisted by Saudi-led troops sent by the Gulf Cooperation Council, brutally suppressed the peaceful demonstrations by force, resulting in the deaths of around 30 people, as well as hundreds of others wounded and arrested. At least 1,200 people were dismissed from their jobs. Opposition leaders were arrested, quickly tried, and sent to jail. Many detainees were tortured, and some women were sexually abused …. U.S. policy toward the Arab Spring has been two-faced and unprincipled since its outbreak. When a hostile regime – in Syria or Iran, for example – has abused human rights, the administration has taken the moral high ground. However, in the case of friendly regimes – like those in Bahrain, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia – the administration has toned down its criticism or remained silent altogether. In the case of Bahrain, the United States still maintains a naval base there with 15,000 personnel. ” http://www.fpif.org/articles/bahrains_courageous_doctors

Saudi-led “GCC” forces were requested by the government and entered the country, which the opposition called an "occupation". The following day state of emergency was declared, a brutal crackdown was launched against protesters including doctors and bloggers. More than 7,929 people have been arrested, and at least twenty five people died due to torture while in police custody.

Amnesty International: “BAHRAIN: CHILD ON TRIAL FORILLEGAL GATHERINGIN BAHRAIN: ALI HASSAN”. 18/06/2012. “An 11-year-old boy, Ali Hassan, is due to appear a Juvenile Court on 20 June charged with illegal gatheringanddisturbing security’. Amnesty International call for the charges against him to be dropped.” http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE11/040/2012/en

I must note here that Bahrain, as a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, it must protect the right of all to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Bahrain also is obliged to abide by the United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms, which require that law enforcement officers use force only to the extent necessary to achieve lawful purposes, and wherever possible, only after issuing warnings that it is about to be used. The principles also require governments to “ensure that arbitrary or abusive use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials is punished as a criminal offense under their law.”

Bahrain has a bicameral National Assembly “al-Jamiyh al-Watani” consisting of the “Shura Council” “Majlis Al-Shura” with 40 seats and the Council of Representatives “Majlis Al-Nuwab” with 40 seats. The 40 members of the Shura are appointed by the king. In the Council of Representatives, 40 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

The first round of voting in the 2006 parliamentary election took place on 25 November 2006, and in the second round Islamists hailed a huge election victory.

The opening up of politics has seen big gains for both Shia and Sunni Islamists in elections, which have given them a parliamentary platform to pursue their policies. This has meant parties launching campaigns to impose bans on female mannequins displaying lingerie in shop windows, and the hanging of underwear on washing lines.

Analysts of democratization in the Middle East cite the Islamists' references to respect for human rights in their justification for these programs as evidence that these groups can serve as a progressive force in the region. Islamist parties have been particularly critical of the government's readiness to sign international treaties such as the United Nation’s International Convention on Civil and Political Rights.

Bahrain has experienced near daily protests for more than 16 months in an uprising by the kingdom's population which seeks greater political freedom and rights. Police said last week they were searching for three suspects after discovering what were described as large amounts of highly explosive bomb-making materials during a June raid.

Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz and Hustling “crown prince”,

The Bahraini Revolution beat off, baptized by the sacred blood of hundreds of Martyrs and announcing Bahrain as The Gulf Islamic Republic’s Corner Stone, scares “big brother” Saudi Pharaohs. The so-called Bahraini Pharaoh Puppet “king” yielded to the pressure and invited GCC, Saudi-led, butcher troops to smother the Revolution; this is what they thought and hoped for. But anyone with the mildest interest in history cannot help but be curious about the civilization that left behind 85, 000 burial mounds that lump, curdle and honeycomb 5% of the island’s landmass. Standing atop a burial mound at A’Ali, it is easy to imagine that the people responsible for such sophisticated care of their dead were equally sophisticated in matters of life. And, indeed, such was the case. Although Bahrain has a Stone-Age history that dates back to 5000 BC, and evidence of settlement from 10, 000 BC, it has recently been confirmed by archaeologists as the seat of the lost and illustrious empire of “Dilmun”, the influence of which spread as far north as modern Kuwait and as far inland as the Al-Hasa Oasis in eastern Saudi Arabia.

The “Dilmun” civilization lasted from 3200 to 330 BC, during which time, according to Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian inscriptions, the island’s residents were not only commercially active, plying the busy Gulf waterways, but were also attentive to matters at home. The proper burial of the sick, handicapped and young in elaborate chambers, together with their chattels of ceramic, glass and beads - meticulously displayed at the Bahrain National Museum- suggest a civilization of considerable social and economic development, assisted by the perpetual abundance of ‘sweet’, in other words potable, water on the island. Little wonder, then, that “Dilmun” (which means “noble”) was often referred to as the fabled Garden of Eden and described as paradisein the Epic of Gilgamesh” (the world’s oldest poetic saga). In 323 BC, two of Alexander the Great’s ships arrived, and such strong, though temporary, links were forged with the Greek empire that the island was renamed “Tylos”.

Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz and Hustling “crown prince”,

Do you really think that the Proud Bahrain paradise’, that survived over 4000 years history, will succumb or back down? Besides, here is an overview of how you are dealing with this land and its people: Reporters without Borders. 21/06/2012: BAHRAINI BLOGGER STILL MISSING A YEAR AFTER TRIAL OF ACTIVISTS AND GOVERNMENT OPPONENTS”: “On 2 June last year in a trial marred by irregularities, harsh penalties were handed down by a military court on 21 suspects prosecuted for membership of terrorist organizations and attempting to overthrow the government. Eight of them, including the blogger and human rights activist Abduljalil Al-Singace, received life sentences. The other 13 were given between two and 15 years’ imprisonment. They included the missing blogger Ali Abdulemam, who was tried in abstentia and received a 15-year sentence. His family have had no news of him for months and asked the authorities today in a video recording to provide them with any information they have about him and to drop the charges brought against him. Reporters Without Borders demands the immediate release of those arrested for their beliefs and for their work in circulating information, in particular Abduljalil Al-Singace. The press freedom organization also shares the deep concern of Ali Abdulemam’s family and seeks clarification about his fate. On 30 April, Bahrain’s judicial authorities ordered a new trial before a civilian court, which opened on 8 May in the Court of Appeal. For the first time, the accused were able to speak about the torture they had suffered. The last session was on 19 June and the next is scheduled for 26 June. Three of the activists, Al-Singace, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja and Hasan Mushaima, decided after testifying that they would not to appear at any further sessions. They did not believe in the impartiality of the system and demanded that they be released immediately, saying they had been targeted because of their activism. The three provided the court with the names of agents they said had tortured them after they were arrested. They demanded that these officers be removed from the list of witnesses called by the prosecution to testify against them.” http://en.rsf.org/bahrain-bahraini-blogger-still-missing-a-21-06-2012,42840.html

Pharaoh Salman bin Abdel Aziz and Hustling “crown prince”,

To sum-up, Bahrain history is catching-up with you Gulf tyrant and corrupted Pharaohs.

Dr. Walid Amin Ruwayha

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Walidaminruwayha is based in Paris, Île-de-France, France, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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