Hizbullah Condemns the Bahraini Regime’s Revoking Sheikh Issa Qassim’s Citizenship
Hizbullah issued the following statement:
Hizbullah condemns the unprecedented step, taken by the Bahraini regime, of revoking the citizenship of the honorable scholar and brave leader Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim. Hizbullah considers it a crucially dangerous step for what his eminence presents of a prestigious religious figure on both the country and the nation's level, and a true guarantee for the present and future of Bahrain.
This step reveals that the Bahraini regime has reached a dead end in dealing with the peaceful popular movement. By this act, the regime is addressing a very wrong message that there won't be any reform, rights, dialogue or political horizon, and that the authority, being stupid and reckless, pushes the people of Bahrain towards difficult options, whose consequences would be unfavorable to this corrupt dictatorial regime.
This new crime represents the climax of the arbitrary campaigns conducted by this regime against its people, which also represents revoking the citizenship of all citizens and strugglers as well as their revolution. It also challenges their will to live freely and honorably because it is not acceptable to revoke any citizen's citizenship as he/she enjoys their full rights to citizenship, especially for an honorable scholar such as Sheikh Qassim, who was born and lived in Bahrain, aiming at some authoritative goals, and applying a punishment that the world has never known, and was not used in such a shameful manner but by the Bahraini authorities that consider the citizenship is a grant given by the ruler to those who are ruled.
Hizbullah calls all religious, political and rights references, whether local, Arab or international, to publicly reject this denied provocative step, and pressure the Bahraini regime to immediately back down on it, and to change its political path towards understanding the people to find an exit for the complicated political crisis Bahrain is stuck in due to its foolish policies and surrendering to regional and international powers.
Hizbullah also calls the people of Bahrain -the people of loyalty, passion, eagerness, enthusiasm and sacrifice- to decisively express their anger and temper against discrediting their huge symbol.
Source: Hizbullah Media Relations, Translated and Edited by website team