Bahraini People Held Joint Prayers in Ruined Mosque

Bahraini People Held Joint Prayers in Ruined Mosque
Sun Jul 5, 2015 13:51:58

Dozens of Shiites and Sunnis prayed side by side Saturday in a destroyed mosque near the capital of Bahrain, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The interior ministry ordered a strong police presence following deadly bombings at Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait carried out by terrorists over the past two months.

The joint prayers were a show of Bahraini "unity in the face of those plotting against the Arab and Islamic world", said Justice and Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ali Al-Khalifa.

Bahrain is the only Arab monarchy of the Persian Gulf with a Shiite majority, which has been demanding political reforms.

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