Hezbollah denounced as unjust the Bahraini authorities’ rule against Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Al-Qassem.
In a statement released by the party’s Media Relations office, Hezbollah said the rule is a new crimne in the series of crimes committed by the Bahraini regime against the tolerant and long-suffering people of Bahrain.
“This unjust rule against prominent Shiite reference in Bahrain- which also targets the Khums ritual aimed at receiving money to give it to poor people and orphans- is a mark of disgrace on the forehead of this regime,” the statement said, hours after the rule against the senior cleric.
The Fourth Great Criminal court in Bahrain gave Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem one year suspended prison sentence on Sunday, as it ruled to confiscate the Khums money and two other land properties as well.
Hezbollah in his statement said meanwhile, that the rule comes as the “Bahraini King was meeting with Donald Trump and receiving the visiting US President’s total support against the Bahraini people.”
“As we condemn the new rule, added to the dangerous previous decision by the authorities to strip Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem of nationality, we salute the steadfast Bahraini people who rushed to defend their religious reference, dignity and rights,” Hezbollah said in the statement.
The Lebanese resistance party also called upon Muslim governments, scholars, figures and people to support the Bahraini people in order to attain their rightful demands.
Source: Hezbollah Media Relations