Recently, there had been a tremendous hue and cry about the terrorist – Abdulhadi Al Khawaja been severely tortured, specially on the face, by the security personnels. As usual, the international “Human Rights” organizations and media were quick to join the bandwagon without ANY form of verification on the claims.

Below are some excerpts from few “Pro-Terrorist” -“Human Rights” organization reporting based on their ONLY Sources in Bahrain – Yeah .. you guessed it right –  The notorious prevaricators: Khwaja sisters and Nabeel Rajab, who according to them , the ONLY persons who speak the TRUTH in Bahrain…!

Amnesty international : http://amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE11/024/2011/en/a3f4bc4d-2f1d-4495-8add-624942c92920/mde110242011en.html

Human Rights Firsthttp://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/05/12/when-he-was-recovering-from-the-operation-they-tortured-him-again-torture-and-unfair-trial-of-protesters-in-bahrain/

Al Manar TV – Interview with Nabeel Rajab (Two DEADLY combination of Fabricators :p ) :http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=14763&cid=23&fromval=1&frid=23&seccatid=27&s1=1

Okay now according to the above reporting, Abdulhadi Khwaja should be critically wounded ,specially on the face as he had undergone a “Mandibular bone graft” surgery a week ago due to “Prison Torture” .

BUT THEN….

Below pics of Khawaja were taken on last week’s court hearing.

The pictures speak for themselves on how sensationalized those torture claims were..NO signs of any torture on the face AND NO signs of any surgeries..

Now YOU DECIDE whom to believe!


A big Thank you goes out to : @Tafy121 & @peacebahrain for their effort in dissemination of this truth.


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Please sign the petition to His Majesty, the King , requesting NOT to release the terrorist – Abdul Hadi AlKhawaja and his goons.

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@Proudbahraini

The past few weeks revealed the double-standards of some of mainstream Human Rights organization reporting on Bahrain. What’s appalling is how they simply turn a blind eye to human rights violations by the Bahrain’s opposition protesters while magnifying their sensationalized stories.One organization in particular is – Human Rights Watch(HRW), who label themselves as champion of Human Rights Defenders.

With regards to their Bahrain chapter, their blind dependency on the sectarian Bahrain Center for Human Rights, led to even more deterioration of their credibility.

If you analyse,the Human Rights Watch  failed to comply with one of the fundamental principles  laid by International Bar Association-Human Rights Institute which the UN recommend.

This emphasizes the importance of monitoring the Human Rights Violations by both STATE  AND NON-STATE VIOLATORS. Its very much clearly evident that HRW at NO POINT covered ANY of  NON-STATE violations (by the opposition protesters)!

Did they MISS to see the clear evidence BY MISTAKE..? ..  OR simply REFUSING to retract from their pre-defined conclusion on Bahrain ?!

The guideline also stress the importance of involvement of ALL parties inorder to produce a balanced report. I doubt if HRW and AMNESTY were ANYWHERE  near in achieving THIS  particular aspect.

The full guideline by IBA- Human Rights Institute can be found in :http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher,IBA_HRI,THEMGUIDE,,4a39f2fa2,0.html

Why are their ONLY sources on Bahrain news are the Khawajas and Nabeel Rajab (who are notorious for their misinformation and sensationalized stories to meet THEIR agenda)?

A sample of their misinformation is below article by HRW. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/04/09/bahrain-free-prominent-opposition-activist

EVERY person in Bahrain KNOWS that the force which entered Bahrain were the GCC’s Peninsula Shield and NOT  the Saudi Arabian forces alone! How can a “CREDIBLE” organization produce reports that’s least researched and from unreliable source?

Some excerpt from an article on HRW credibility in American Chronicle :

Their full article can be read here :http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/100657

Lastly my humble request to HRW and the other NGOs :-  we DID NOT ask you to take side of the Bahrain Government .we DID NOT ask you to tamper evidence and TWIST words in support to Bahrain Government..we DID NOT ask you to sensationalize stories on atrocities committed by the Opposition Thugs .

All we ask you to do is to STICK to guidelines  set by UN.. and BE BALANCED!  I hope its not MUCH OF AN ASK..

@proudbahraini

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights – by KNiethammer

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The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights is a Bahrain-based NGO led by its President, Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, who is described by the Centre in an article it has published on its website as an “admirer of Ayatollah Khomeini[1]. Also, the brother of Salah Al-Khawaja, who is the Vice President of the Islamic Action Society; Layla Dashti sits on the board of both the BCHR and the Islamic Action Society. Other members of the Centre are on record of stating their admiration for Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini and several members were exiled in Iran.

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Overview

Although the group refers to “human rights” in its title, it has been described in a study by Katja Niethammer of the Institute for International and Security Affairs as the “most radical opposition group currently found in Bahrain”, with the activists involved having “chosen to operate as an NGO – although with political goals”[1].

The centre was given a dissolution order after its president Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was arrested in September 2004 for calling for the death of the country’s Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalifah ibn Sulman Al Khalifah, using language that incited hatred[2] at a public seminar. In November 2005 a court sentenced Al Khawaja to one year in prison on charges which included “inciting hatred” under provisions prescribed by the 1976 Penal Code. However, later on the same day, ‘Abdul Hadi Al-Khawaja was released after the King issued a decree exempting him from spending the rest of his sentence in prison. Although its license was revoked, members of the centre have remained active and the group recently launched its own English-language website.

According to its own publicity, the BCHR is a loose coalition of members with different backgrounds and political leanings, and different areas of interest or focus. Some are closely associated with the Islamic Action Society, a small radical Islamist party in Bahrain which is said to have been formed by members of the Iranian-backed Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain following their return from exile, and others take a more secular approach in their work, while others still work solely on an issue-basis without any overriding political leaning.

The group states it works by campaigning on, and documenting / releasing reports on local issues including the targeting of human rights defenders or political activists targeting, the detention of Bahraini citizens after a series of demonstrations with began with the brief arrest of a prominent local Shia cleric by security officers at Bahrain International Airport on his return, the detention of more than 500 men – including six Bahrainis – at Guantanamo Bay detainment camp, migrant workers conditions and rights of migrant workers, restrictive local laws, torture and abuse of an unknown number of citizens during a period of local unrest in the 1990s (see: Torture in Bahrain and 1990s Uprising in Bahrain), and women’s rights.

It describes its vision as “a prosperous democratic country free of discrimination and other violations of human rights” and says its mission is to “encourage and support individuals and groups to be proactive in the protection of their own and others’ rights; and to struggle to promote democracy and human rights in accordance with international norms” based on four objectives:

  • Promoting freedoms and basic rights (civil, political and economic)
  • Combating racial discrimination
  • Dissemination of human rights culture
  • Contributing in providing support and protection for victims and the vulnerable

Yet many of its critics believe that the Centre only has one agenda in mind and that is to divise both Shia and Sunni sects within the Kingdom. This is based on the centres main focus and normal activities which include organizing riots and violent demonstrations usually within the lines of Ashura Festivities.

There seems to be a fundamental lack of trust among the three main human rights groups in Bahrain (see Relationship with Bahrain human rights groups/activists for more details), the Bahrain Human Rights Society, the Centre and the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society. The groups often fail to back a cause being championed by the other which has fragmented important campaigns such as work for fair legal proceedings for the Bahraini detainees at Guantanamo Bay, or otherwise work on the same issue separately. The Centre is largely viewed as taking a credible but largely oppositional stance, while the Bahrain Human Rights Society is seen as less confrontational with the government over issues, and the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society seen as basically an unofficial government body (its members include members of the unelected Shura Council.

Controversies

‘Great man’ Ayatollah Khomeini

The relationship between the Centre and Islamism has raised questions about the Centre’s relationship with the values to which it states it is committed.

  • President Abdulhadi Al Khawaja is an open admirer of Ayatollah Khomeini[3], whose regime oversaw gross human rights violations in which thousands were killed, including many human rights activists.
  • Mr Al Khawaja is the former head of the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain’s subsidiary, the “Bahrain Human Rights Organisation”[4]. The Islamic Front was an Iran-based organisation/front for Iranian intelligence behind the 1981 failed coup d’etat in Bahrain, that sought to bring about theocratic rule under a charismatic cleric.
  • The Centre’s Zainab Al Khawaja, (who is Abdulhadi’s daughter), has used her blog to describe Khomeini, as a ‘great man’ and the ‘reason for the [Iranian] revolution’s success’[5].
  • Only one member of the Centre has contested parliamentary elections: in 2006, Zahra Al Muradi, stood (unsuccessfully) for the Islamic Action Society[6] on a platform to run Bahrain according to Sharia Law. Ms Muradi, despite being a member of the Islamic Action Society, is also a member of another Islamist group, Al Wefaq Islamic Action [7], which has called for the introduction of legislation to restrict women’s employment and force female public sector workers into early retirement.
  • Salah Al Khawaja, brother of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, was formerly the Vice President of the Islamic Action Society.

Utilitarian philosophy

The Centre’s Zainab Al Khawaja defence of human rights abuses by the Iranian government is based on the Utilitarian argument that the abuses were necessary in order for the Islamic Revolution to survive[8]. The invocation of Utilitarianism to defend human rights abuses is usually considered an unorthodox stance for human rights advocates. Zainab Al Khawaja has been a member of the Centre’s international delegations to meet such organisations as Amnesty International. She currently studies in Wisconsin.

Sectarianism and rhetorical strategies

  • According to a study by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence “The BCHR and its allies address two main audiences and hence employ two different rhetorical strategies: Pro-democracy rhetoric is mainly directed and UK and US audiences. The Bahraini audience on the other hand is addressed in sectarian terms’ [9]
  • The Robert Schuman Centre said “In stark contrast to Al Wefaq’s constant effort not to appear sectarian, the BCHR pursues the opposite strategy: while their rhetoric to international NGOs is completely consistent with Western democracy promotion parlance, the symbolism the BCHR uses inside Bahrain is overtly Shiite: even the water dispensers at the mass seminar’s venue were decorated with swords from which Hussayn’s blood dropped.” [10]
  • The 1990s uprising in Bahrain is presented in explicitly sectarian terms in the Centre’s literature, with the Sunni victims of torture and other abuses not recognised. According to a factsheet on discrimination produced by the Centre: “During the disturbances in the nineties calling for democratization, all people who were killed or injured, and all of the many thousands who were arbitrary arrested and tortured were Shi’a.”[11]

Women’s Rights

  • While the Centre has often stated its desire to see women’s equality, when women’s rights activists launched a campaign to introduce a unified personal status law to give women equal rights in divorce, the Centre lined up alongside Bahrain’s main Islamist parties in opposition to the move. The Centre’s Nabeel Rajab argued that any new legislation must respect the rights of ‘religious communities’ [12], a stance that has been criticised as standing in contrast to human rights norms which give primacy to individual rights over group rights. Moreover, it was pointed out that by introducing the concept of ‘religious communities’, in practical terms this would implicitly give power to those considered the leaders of these communities, i.e. clerics.
  • In September 2005, the Centre turned its attention towards Bahrain’s women’s rights activists and trade unionists who were criticised for not doing enough to assist abused foreign maids. In response, liberals noted that while women’s activists were being condemned, the Centre failed to speak out against religious extremist clerics whose use of language had been blamed for providing legitimacy for the sexual abuse of house maids.

Accuracy

  • Abdulhadi Khawaja appeared on Hezbollah‘s Al Manar TV on 12 March 2006 to allege that the Bahrain government had abducted two missing girls. The girls were in fact staying with relatives and the girls’ family expressed their “exasperation” at his spreading of false information about the family[13]. The girls’ cousin, Fadhel Hussain, said “I don’t know where he got this information from. He claims to be a human rights activist but he has hurt us and failed to respect our human rights”[14].

Relationship with Bahrain human rights groups/activists

  • The Centre has consistently criticised Bahrain’s main human rights group, the Bahrain Human Rights Society. According to the BHRS’s head, Dr Sabika al-Najjar, the Centre has sought to portray them as “government stooges”. [15]
  • The original Left-wing co-founders of the Centre such as Abd al-Aziz Abul allege that they were forced out by Mr Al Khawaja and his circle [16].

Links with terrorism

Links with neoconservatives

  • The Centre’s activists have recently developed close relations with Washington-based neoconservatives. Both Abdulhadi Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab in 2007 spoke at the American Enterprise Institute and have been feted by the Institute’s Vice President Danielle Pletka (who was previously criticised for her promotion of the Iraqi opposition leader and alleged Iranian spy, Ahmed Chalabi).

Funding

  • The Centre does not make public the sources of its funding, and it is not known how it finances the upkeep of its activists, the group’s activities, publications and international delegations. For instance, Abdulhadi Al Khawaja’s only known employment since the 1970s was with the Iranian intelligence-financed[2] Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain, although he is able to afford to send his children to be educated in the United States, with one daughter attending the private Beloit College (course fees 2007-8 $36,316 for domestic students[20]).

References

  1. ^ Castles Built on Sand. Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. Retrieved on 200709-08.
  2. ^ The International Politics of the Middle East by Raymond Hinnebusch, 2003, Manchester University Press, p194

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OK .. now we crushed the terrorist movement… identified the external hand in Bahrain’s matters… identified the provocateurs within Bahrain and brought them to justice, though some are YET to meet their destiny..  NOW what’s next? is the problem solved..? Is what we achieved a long term solution ? Yes, we brought back the sense of safety and security.. but is it permanent? I doubt it .. We have for the moment won the battle.. but the war’s resultant is way far ahead.

We CANNOT be content with what is achieved now and start the merry making..  We CANNOT fall in to false sense of VICTORY when we KNOW for a fact; that there ARE legitimate grievances of some section of people. How can we achieve a balanced society where the gap between the rich and the poor are NOT measured in astronomical units! How can we achieve a society where a person’s daily pocket money in  one section is NOT the monthly wage of a  whole family of another section!

Existence of Bahraini families  living in conditions (as shown in the pictures below) is NOT ACCEPTABLE at ALL no matter WHAT sect they belong to!

The Million dollar question is : How can we achieve this  and Also keep the instigators at bay?

We can achieve it in JUST TWO STEPS!  ..  it has been proven in the past and it CAN happen in Bahrain as well..

First step .. Thank Allah!! .. for every single blessings we take in for granted. We often turn a blind eye for all that we HAVE in the hastiness of achieving all we WANT.. Cherish what you have and look how blessed you are than the billions of people around the world who ENVY and DREAM of what we have been blessed with. The key word of contentment is :  Alhamdhulillah!  Trust me .. it works wonders.. 🙂

Second step : Give your ZAKAT &  Sadakah(Charity) to the poor and needy.. To non-muslim readers , Zakat is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam which makes obligatory for the affordable person to give 2.5% of his disposable income and assets. Imagine if each and every affordable person in Bahrain..(irrespective of his Sect), practice this on the needy persons (Irrespective of their SECT).. Just imagine if this is put in practice.. Would ANYONE be waiting till their government provides them with their daily bread? Would we see ANY envy by the HAVE NOTs against the HAVEs ?

Alhamdhulilah.. We have complete trust in our King and our government ,who HAVE done so much to Bahrain all these years,and will continue to do so in the years to come..So let them do their part.. and we , as society , do Ours! Insha Allah the resultant would be  miraculous!!

Right.. now we know the right direction… lets take the practical steps into achieving it ..

Bahrain is a very small country with very closely knit societies. So there is NO way one can miss out another’s grievance.. Ask your friends.. or friends of friends.. of a person who is in need of financial/moral assistance. and HELP them..If its too much an ask to an individual, pool in with your friends.The trick is : The person you are helping MUST be someone from a society other than yours!! Then just witness the end result…! Ask yourself.. will this bring more love with other communities OR hatred? What would be the end result as a whole to the nation? Can you visualize it  ?? I can.. and i just LOVE it!

This small act proves :  CHARITY BRINGS LOVE ,  LOVE BRINGS ULTIMATE PEACE.(© Proudbahraini,2011 😛 )

Try it..Trust me.. You will feel the real ecstasy in giving charity! You will feel a happiness and contentment that can never be achieved by any other worldly matters.This ALSO will give no excuses for external forces AND radical sectarian”Human Rights” societies to creep in to use the PEOPLE’s grievance for THEIR agendas!

I BELIEVE in  : ” An individual’s action affects a society… a society’s action affects the whole nation .. so let I be that individual! ” .  (Again…©Proudbahraini 2011 :D)

Each and EVERY Bahraini MUST believe in himself with his potential and say !!!

“YES!! ..  i CAN solve Bahrain’s problem and THIS is MY contribution to the SOLUTION!”

If you ever search #Bahrain hash-tag in Twitter.. its very unlikely that you will miss out few names that does a mammoth propaganda against Bahrain and its government. The sensationalized stories they protrude has even hypnotized some of famous web and real-life personalities in to believing them. Alas! ..The loyal Bahrainis are NO WHERE NEAR to compete with them in their skills of spinning lies and fabrications in such realistic ways. DEFINITELY would have won ARABS GOT  TALENT for Bahrain 😉

Some of the radical Tweeterrorists (Twitter Terrorists) are :

@Nabeelrajab = Nabeel Rajab: This pro-terrorist under the disguise of  “President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights” has already been exposed of his falsified reporting in my previous article. https://proudbahraini.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/bchr-president-nabeel-rajabs-lies-unveiled/

Bahrain Center for Human Rights(BCHR) : This is more of a family dynasty than a genuine Human Rights Organization.From its executive director to its Sub-branch – Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights’ president, comprises members or immediate relatives of a SINGLE family – AL KHAWAJAs.

It appears to be more of a family vengeance against the ruling family than a  genuine concern on Human Rights. Had latter been the case, there would have been more condemnation against clear human rights violations by the protesters on both security personnel AND innocent civilians.

Some of the mainstream bloggers/birdies who are in their bandwagon are :

 

@Emoodz. – Mohammed E. Al Maskati.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@chanadbh

More to follow..

 

Hope these people meet justice NOT for speaking out BUT for spreading falsified news and inciting hatred.

@proudbahraini


To those who QUESTION Iran’s involvement in recent Bahrain turmoil, thought to give an insight on this matter.
Though many ” Pro-Democracy Activists” on  Social media flatly deny that Iran has ANYTHING to do with this “Revolution”, what they fail to realize is, how cleverly they have been USED by these professional cells to achieve their agenda.
A simple information flow that illustrates how Iran’s agenda is achieved using the “Online activist” pawns..
Furthermore, the below excerpt from STRATFOR(A Global intelligence unit) adds further credibility to the claims.

Iran has long cultivated a covert strategy in the Persian Gulf states, particularly in Bahrain, that has helped advance the recent Shiite unrest. However, the March 14 Saudi-led offensive in Bahrain may present a roadblock to Iran’s covert strategy, forcing Tehran to reconsider its next moves.

Thus far, the Iranians have relied on their strengths in the covert arena to pursue their agenda in Bahrain and the wider Persian Gulf region. This is a space that Iran feels comfortable operating in, as it is a relatively low-risk and potentially high-reward method of realizing its strategic objectives. For Bahrain specifically, Iran has relied on its political, business and militant links to block negotiations between the Shiite opposition and the royal Sunni al-Khalifa family, escalate the protests, and instigate sectarian clashes to transform Bahraini political unrest to a charged sectarian affair that could potentially reshape the balance of power in eastern Arabia in favor of the Shia.

The Iranians have spent years building up relationships with Shiite communities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and have infiltrated trained operatives in Shiite opposition groups to help drive the uprising. In Bahrain specifically, Iran appears to have a number of key assets in play:

  • Hassan Mushaima of the hard-line Haq movement, believed to be in close contact with the Iranian regime, has played a lead role in escalating the protests and provoking clashes between Sunni security forces and Shia in an effort to brand the conflict in Bahrain as a purely sectarian affair.
  • According to a STRATFOR source, Iranian cleric Hojjat ol-Eslam Hadi al-Madrasi, head of the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain, has also been blocking negotiations between the opposition and the government, putting moderate Shia on the defensive by stoking sectarian tensions and demanding no less than the overthrow of the Sunni monarchy. Notably, the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain was behind a 1981 Iranian-backed coup attempt against the Bahraini leadership.
  • Mohammad Taqi al-Madrasi, an Iraqi from Karbala who is now living in Bahrain and whose family has close ties to Tehran, is organizing logistics for the Bahraini protest movement — selecting protest sites; distributing funds, supplies and food; and recruiting protesters to come out into the streets — in coordination with the Iranians, according to a STRATFOR source.

A number of operatives trained in Iran and Lebanon in urban warfare are believed to be mixed in with the various Shiite opposition groups, both in the moderate Al Wefaq and the hard-line Coalition for a Republic, composed of the Haq movement, the Wafa movement and the lesser-known, London-based Bahrain Islamic Freedom Movement. According to a STRATFOR source, Bahraini Hezbollah, established in 1985 with the help of Hadi al-Madrasi, has been the premier underground militant organization in Bahrain, operating in coordination with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force. Hadi al-Madrasi has allegedly spent the past several years arming and supplying Bahraini Hezbollah through weapons purchases from Iraq. A STRATFOR source claims several IRGC operatives have also deployed on the Arab side of the Persian Gulf under the guise of laborers.

The Iranians have experience in supporting proxies like Hezbollah at much greater distances than Bahrain and could increase supplies of arms, materiel, training and other means of support to the hard-line Shiite opposition in Bahrain concealed in the day-to-day flow of commerce and civilian travel. However, the GCC states are cracking down on Shiite movements in Bahrain and are trying to restrict Iran’s access to the country. This would be difficult to sustain indefinitely, but it could reduce Iran’s options and influence in the short term.

Now that the GCC states, led by Saudi Arabia, are making a direct military intervention on behalf of the Bahraini royal family, the Iranian covert action strategy for Bahrain is hitting a roadblock. Iran has a number of dedicated and trained operatives that might be willing to incur casualties in confrontations with Bahrain’s reinforced security presence, but the majority of the Shiite opposition in Bahrain is unlikely to undergo great risk unless it has the assurance of an outside backer. The Iranians are now confronted with a number of unattractive options in their efforts to both sustain the momentum of Shiite unrest in eastern Arabia while also avoiding becoming entangled in much riskier overt options. In the case of Bahrain, Iran does not appear to be limited in covert assets, but has a broader strategic dilemma to consider in determining its next moves.