Death penalty sought for Bahrain terrorists
Manama, March 8, 2014
Terrorists responsible for the killing of three policemen in a blast in Daih last Monday should be given the death penalty, preachers across Bahrain declared yesterday.
The imams, in their Friday sermons, were unanimous in condemning the murderous attack, warning against the dangerous shift in terror tactics, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
They also described empty condemnations as pointless and exasperating.
They held a leading Shi'ite religious figure responsible for the tragedies occurring in Bahrain, citing his infamous "fatwa" in which he openly incited his followers to kill policemen.
The preachers called for the death penalty in retribution for the martyred policemen.
They paid homage to Emirati First Lieutenant Tariq Al Shehhi who died in the line of duty along with two other policemen, saying that his blood has forever strengthened the GCC's unity of destiny and laid the foundation for its union - more than ever.
They commended Akhbar Al Khaleej editor-in-chief Anwar Abdulrahman who accused international watchdogs of keeping silent as terrorists assassinate policemen, terrorise innocent people and wreak havoc on public and private property.
They called on the authorities to brand Al Wefaq Society an Iran-linked terrorist group.
"The enemy within has become the most dangerous to Bahrainis," they warned, wondering why the authorities stopped short of branding Al Wefaq a terrorist group, being a satellite of Iran.
Meanwhile, traffic heading towards Shaikh Salman highway was disrupted for almost an hour after four explosives were discovered last night.
Motorists were stuck in traffic and were later diverted by traffic policemen.
Riot police cordoned off roads heading to Bilad Al Qadeem, Tashan, Khamis, Sehla and Musallah.
Bomb squad, CID, riot police and traffic police arrived at the scene and controlled the traffic.-TradeArabia News Service