Even as Bahraini police attacked the house of Shaykh Isa Qassem on May 23 where he is held under house arrest, the regime is nervous because of the Shaykh’s international popularity and profile.
The Bahraini regime continues to brutalize the people. One person, Shaykh Issa Qassem symbolizes their struggle against tyranny and oppression.1
All regimes in the Muslim East (aka the Middle East) are dictatorships regardless of the label they carry. The Bahraini regime is made up of the minority al-Khalifa family that is brutally suppressing the majority Shia population. The regime’s decision to strip a respected alim, Shaikh Issa Qassem of his citizenship is likely to short-circuit the miserable existence of this pathetic regime.
Does any regime, especially an illegitimate one like that in Bahrain, have the right to strip native-born sons of citizenship rights? This is what the Khalifa regime in Bahrain has done against the respected scholar, Shaikh Issa Qassem evoking universal condemnation. The regime may have signed its own death warrant.1