The King’s Messengers Sent to Sheikh Isa Qassim and End of the Cold Peace!
Re-reading history makes one think that the opposition’s meeting with the King on May 19, 2004 would have led to a turning point.
The King Listens to Sheikh Isa Qassim!
On May 21, 2004, the Sheikh was directly attacked by security forces as he led a demonstration on Saif Street. It was a mysterious incident, but its ambiguity in itself revealed the contradictions of the relationship between the King and Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Dispute between Al-Safriya Palace and Diraz Mosque
Why did the King take advantage of every incident to open a political dispute with Sheikh Isa Qassim? Why did he want a dispute and not a dialogue?
Ayatollah Isa Qassim, Reminiscent of Sheikh Khalaf at the King’s Palace
The emergence of Sheikh Isa Qassim as a unifying leader and as high authority of the Shia in Bahrain is reminiscent of the role of Sheikh Khalaf Al-Asfour, and is perceived by the authorities as a threat of history repeating itself.
Crown Prince's Meeting with Sheikh Isa Qassim: The Project that Failed to Win over Shia Citizens by Rentier State Theory
The meeting between the Crown Prince and Sheikh Qassim in October 2002 also seemed that it did not succeed in containing the Shiite sect by rentier state accords.