Bahrainis urged to stand united
Manama, November 26, 2011
Bahrainis must stand united and work for the welfare of the kingdom, urged National Unity Assembly president Dr Shaikh Abdullatif Al Mahmood while addressing a massive unity rally in Riffa.
"It is time we forget our differences and think about the way forward," Dr Al Mahmood told the gathering.
The rally reflects a sincere national will and an opportunity for people to prove they have a say in building a brighter future for Bahrain, he said.
Dr Al Mahmood called on the government to hand over senior positions to young qualified and experienced people, enabling them to take part in the nation-building process.
He also urged to protect state money and property in ministries and companies from corruption, bribery, theft and embezzlement due to lack of strict laws and regulations.
Dr Al Mahmood said it is not admissible to keep quiet and adopt a passive attitude towards the repercussions of the crisis, stressing the Assembly's endeavour to extend co-operation to all political forces and maintain strong relations among all parties.
While admitting the causes underlying the country's political crisis, he blamed odious sectarianism on dividing Bahraini society into two diverging sects, making things even worse.
He appealed to all political and religious parties to shun all forms of violence, particularly blocking roads, pouring oil on highways and hurling steel rods and stones at police.
He also called for a conference bringing together Bahrain's religious scholars to examine causes that led to sectarian tension and conflicts between followers of the two sects to restore cohesion and achieve security and stability.-TradeArabia News Service