Bahrain King praised for restoring security
Manama, April 8, 2011
Credit for return of stability and security in Bahrain is due to His Majesty King Hamad and the brave men of BDF, police and the National Guard, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, said.
Addressing the nation last night on Bahrain TV, HRH the Crown Prince said tampering with the gains of the nation and the miscalculation of evaluating the situation, along with the misuse of freedom, had affected its achievements as well as stability and security.
He voiced his hope and confidence in Bahraini people, who aspire to a bright future, rally behind their King and cling to their national unity.
'This national unity, which stems from deep-rooted history, has fostered lofty values and ideals for Bahraini people, including diversity, pluralism and respect for others,' he said, voicing his firm belief, confidence and optimism in Bahrain's radiant future.
HRH the Crown Prince warned against the exploitation of Bahraini youngsters by extremists pushing them towards destruction, vandalism and attacks on property, affecting the livelihoods of people. These actions were undertaken to pursue narrow interests that were not in the interests of the nation, he said.
'We were immensely concerned that some of our youth were pushed towards a destructive path and that the nation was drawn along with them. With our responsibility towards the people of Bahrain, we took necessary action to preserve lives and the livelihood and interests of all the people, based on our commitment to Islamic and Arab values,' he said.
Sounding optimistic, he said Bahrain would always remain a country for all its people, embracing all opportunities. 'The Kingdom of Bahrain is the motherland where we all live,' he said.
'We all aspire to a better tomorrow, in which nothing but development, progress, respect for the rule of law and co-existence represent the utmost goal we all seek to achieve,' he added.
HRH the Crown Prince concluded his address stressing the need to cling to national unity and ideals. 'Our national unity is an extension of our deep-rooted history that unified our path and inspired our people with the values of giving, mutual respect and love.
'These ideals prove that we are all loyalists and democrats, aspiring to a better future for our sons,' he said.
HRH the Crown Prince praised the awareness of the Bahraini people and their support for His Majesty. He denounced sectarianism and the hateful attempt towards partition, an attempt he said aimed at dividing the Bahraini society into two halves.
He promised that Bahrain will always be, through the efforts of His Majesty, a homeland for all.-TradeArabia News Service