See this press release from the Ahlul Bayt News Agency. Why don't Islamic world leaders condemn the burning of Holy Qur'ans in Bahrain, and why are the UK and US silent about this and about the torture, murder, disappearance and arbitrary detention of the Shi'a population of the state? Is it, as some commentators have said, a question of the lucrative business we do with the Saudis, buying their oil and gas and selling them arms?
Saudi and Bahrain Forces Stormed 253 Shia Masjids; 29 Completely Destroyed, 50 Holy Quran Burned
Saudi Wahhabi forces backed by Bahraini police severely stormed 253 Shia Masjids (Mosques) which 29 Masjids completely destroyed and more than 210 others runed.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Saudi Wahhabi forces backed by Bahraini police severely stormed 253 Shia Masjids (Mosques) which 29 Masjids completely destroyed and more than 210 others ruined.
They burned and damaged holy objects, such as burning more than 50 holy books of Quran and more than 500 prayer books and damaged more than 18 Husayniyah (religious places).
The List of Masjids that were completely demolished by the Bahraini security forces and Saudi Arabia:
1 - Fadak al Zahra Masjid in Hamad Town
2- Imam Javad Masjid in Hamad Town
3- Um al Banin Masjid in Hamad Town
4- Abu Talib Masjid in Hamad Town
5- Imam Hassan Askari Masjid in Hamad Town
6- Sayyida Zainab Masjid in Hamad Town
7- Karim Ahl ul Bayt Masjid in Hamad Town
8- Salman Muhammadi Masjid
9- Rasool Azam (Prophet Muhammad) Masjid in Karzkan
10- Imam al Hadi Masjid in Daar Kulaib
11- Imam Ali Masjid in Sadad
12- Sheikh Abid Masjid in Sitrah
13- Watiyya (Imam Mahdi Step) Masjid in al Mahooz
14- Muhammad al Bariqi Masjid in A'ali
15- Kuikabat Masjid in Jadd Ali
16- Imam Mahdi Masjid in Daar Kulaib
17- Imam Sadiq Masjid in Salmabad
18- Alawiyat Masjid in al Zinj
19- Sheikh Mumin Masjid in Nuwidrat; one of the biggest Masjid in Bahrin sq 3600
20- Sheikh Muhsin al Saboor in Zinj
21- Abuzar Qaffari Masjid in Nuwidrat
22- Imam al Hadi Masjid in Nuwidrat
23- Al Daurah Masjid in Nuwidrat
24- Imam Sadiq Masjid Nuwidrat
25- Imam Javad Masjid in Nuwidrat
26- Imam Hassan Masjid in Nuwidrat
27- Ayn Rastaan Masjid in A'ali
28- Imam Baqir Masjid
29- Sheikh Yousif Masjid
This evening we went to St John's Smith Square for a St John Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, in which my friend Chichi Nwanoku plays the double bass. A few years ago we had a joint struggle with Eurostar, after one of their officials told her she couldn't put her double bass in the luggage compartment, and they made her miss the train, and pay for a second ticket for the instrument.