2019 Roundup: Year of Bullying by Naturalized Citizens
Incidents of bullying caused by naturalized citizens and foreigners targeting Bahraini nationals made headlines in 2019. Amid national consensus on the Bahrainization of jobs as well as putting an end to the preferential treatment given to foreigners over Bahrainis in employment in both the public and private sectors, naturalized businessman Yousef Mashal of Palestinian origin had something else to say.
Why Did Samir Nass Continue to Defend his Egyptian Advisor Not Fearing Shia Outrage in Bahrain?
Many wonder why the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Samir Nass, continued his desperate defense of his Egyptian adviser, Yasser Al-Attar, not fearing the outrage of the Shiite majority in Bahrain?
Al-Wefaq: Acquittal of Adviser to BCCI Head of Insulting Shia Charge Provocative and Results in Tension
The National Islamic Al-Wefaq Society described the acquittal of Yasser Al-Attar, the Egyptian adviser to the head of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), in the case of insulting the Shiite community, as a provocative ruling that is aimed at stirring up sectarianism in Bahrain.
Although Incident was Recorded, Egyptian Adviser Who Insulted Shiites at Chamber of Commerce Meeting Found Innocent
Bahrain's first criminal court ruled on Sunday (July 7, 2019) that Yasser Al-Attar, the Egyptian adviser to Bahrain Chamber of Commerce chairman Samir Nass, was acquitted of the charge of insulting and inciting hatred against the Shiite sect.
Bahraini Judiciary Allows Insulting Language against Shia
The ruling issued yesterday by a Bahraini court against the legal adviser of Bahraini businessman Samir Nass is not a mere judicial verdict, but rather a legislation that may have an impact on the Shiite community, without exaggeration, for decades.