Shia Rights Watch writes letter to the Ambassador of Bahrain to request increased protection for Shia Muslims in Bahrain after ISIS threats.
Washington, D.C.- July 2, 2015- Shia Rights Watch sent a letter to the Ambassador of Bahrain to request greater protection for Shia Muslims in Bahrain leading up to July 3rd. This letter comes less than a week after the deadly suicide bombing at the Imam Sadiq mosque in Kuwait which killed over 200 worshippers and wounded more than 200 others. In the aftermath of the bombing, ISIS members took to twitter and said that an attack in Bahrain was next.
While many of ISIS’s previous threats against the island kingdom were unsubstantiated, Shia Rights Watch believes that in light of recent events, proper precautions should be taken to protect worshippers. Friday has become a deadly day for Shia Muslims as bombings have torn through multiple mosques this year.
It is imperative that these mosques and their worshippers are protected, as their defense is critical for the perseverance of religious freedom throughout the Gulf.
To see the full letter click here.