BCHR Documents Violations against Ashura Processions in 15 Villages
Bahrain Center for Human Rights said that it documented violations committed by the Ministry of Interior against Ashura rituals in 15 villages, condemning the actions practiced by the authorities against religious beliefs.
MoI Says it Respects Religious Occasions Despite Committing Violations against Ashura Rituals in 15 Villages
The Chief of Public Security Tariq Al-Hassan claimed that the Ministry of Interior respects all religious occasions, including Ashura. This comes after the ministry took down Ashura banners and attacked those who participated in erecting the banners and flags.
Clashes Erupt in Bahrain after Regime Forces Take down Ashura Banners
Regime forces clashed with protesters in Bahrain, after removing Ashura signs and banners, which were in display in various areas across country.
Imams of Congregational Prayer to Resume Friday Prayer in Diraz
Imams of Friday congregational prayer announced the resumption of the prayers on Friday (September 23, 2016) in the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Diraz, the largest Shiite mosque
Saudi Arabia Says Arrests 17 Islamic State Attack Plotters
Saudi Arabia has arrested 17 suspected Islamic State sympathisers accused of plotting attacks on religious officials, security forces, civilian districts and economic and military targets, the interior ministry said on Monday.
9 Shiite Bahrainis Arrested in Saudi Arabia during Hajj Rituals
Nine Shiite Bahrainis were taken into custody in Saudi Arabia while they were performing the Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals, reported activists.
Why Does King Hamad Hate Al-Khamis Mosque and Abu Anbara Cemetery?
What proves the bad intentions of the king is when the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities seized the mosque several years after attempts to falsify its history.
UN Special Rapporteurs: Government of Bahrain Persecutes "Baharna" & "Ajam", Erases their Traces from National Heritage & History
UN Special Rapporteurs addressed in letter to Bahraini Government "concerning" information about alleged patterns of continuous discrimination against Shia citizens (mainly Baharna and Ajam).
Awal Centre Reveals Document: Former Ruler Hamad bin Isa (the First) Conspired to Remove and Exile Sheikh Khalaf to Iraq
Bahrain Mirror publishes details on important document revealing information about case of prominent Shiite leader, Sheikh Khalaf Al-Asfour, during 1920s and 1930s.
Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia to Replace Envoy
Iraq asked Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after his comments about alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims.
217 Bahraini Muslim Scholars Issue Signed Statement: Our Sect is Targeted
Around 217 Shiite Bahraini clerics issued a statement stressing that the Shiite sect is being threatened.
Bahraini Justice Ministry: Use of Term "Target" Fuels Sectarian Approach
Justice Ministry considered using term "target" is "continuation of sectarian incitement approach to promote disorder."
Ayatollah Qassim and Senior Bahraini Clerics Declare "Shia Sect Targeted in its Existence"
Top Shia clerics in Bahrain announce that country's Shiite component is being targeted in its very existence.
Ayatollah Qassim and Senior Clerics: Detention of Sheikh Sanqour a Blatant Targeting of Friday Rituals
Senior Bahrain clerics say "detention of Sheikh Mohammad Sanqour is blatant targeting of Friday ritual and religious discourse.”
Friday and Congregational Prayers Resumed in Bahrain Shiite Mosques, Sanqour Calls on Gov't to Cool Down Atmosphere & Restore Trust
Following a four-week pause, Friday and congregational prayers were resumed in Shiite mosques across Bahrain.
Imams of Friday Prayers to Resume Holding Prayers in Diraz and Shiite Mosques across Bahrain
Imams of Friday and congregational prayers announced they will resume holding prayers in Shiite mosques starting.
Al-Mishaal Describes Latest Security Measures as Biggest Targeting against Shiites in Contemporary Era
Head of the Bahraini Ulama Islamic Council, which was dissolved by the authorities, Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal, said that Shiites are facing "the biggest target in our contemporary era".
Authorities Still Ban Largest Friday Shia Prayer... No Friday Prayers Held for 4th Consecutive Week
Imams of Friday and congregational prayers announced their continuous halt to the Friday and congregational prayers amid the authorities' ongoing clamp down on Shia.
Book “Denouncing Shiites as Infidels” Published & Sold in Local Bahraini Book Shops
A Shiite Bahraini cleric, Sayed Abbas Shobbar, revealed that a book, currently published in Bahrain, comprises chapters that declare the followers of the Islamic Shia sect as infidels, adding that the publication is being openly sold in book shops across the country.
Bahraini Interior Minister Hints Shiite Doctrine Is "Bid'ah"
The Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa made a derogatory statement on Wednesday (March 2, 2016) against the Shiite sect which the majority of the indigenous people of Bahrain follow.