7/13/2014

BAHRAIN: Sermon shock!

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=380995

A CLERIC from Bahrain has allegedly been spotted speaking at an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gathering in Mosul, Iraq.
US-based security analysts Flashpoint Partners has released a photo that it claims shows Shaikh Turki Al Ban'ali giving an ISIS sermon.
Bahraini authorities have repeatedly warned people against joining militant groups engaged in fighting overseas.
Those who do face arrest on their return and jail sentences of up to five years.
Shaikh Al Ban'ali is a prominent cleric in the Busaiteen area of Muharraq, according to Al Asala MP Shaikh Adel Al Ma'awada.
The GDN last month reported concerns of Al Asala bloc president MP Abdulhaleem Al Murad that Busaiteen had become a recruiting ground for a radical group encouraging Sunni Bahrainis to join insurgencies in Iraq and Syria.
Shaikh Al Ma'awada, whose Al Asala group is a Sunni Islamist political movement, said it had warned the public about the "dangerous" and "grave" ideas being espoused by those sympathetic to ISIS - who he described as a "very dangerous kind of extremist".
"We have made many statements about him (Shaikh Al Ban'ali) warning people to take care," he told the GDN yesterday.
ISIS, which announced last month it had changed its name to Islamic State, has seized large parts of northern and western Iraq since launching a bloody assault just over a month ago.
It wants to create an Islamic Caliphate that spans international borders. ahmed@gdn.com.bh


A CLERIC from Bahrain has allegedly been spotted speaking at an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gathering in Mosul, Iraq.
US-based security analysts Flashpoint Partners has released a photo that it claims shows Shaikh Turki Al Ban'ali giving an ISIS sermon.
Bahraini authorities have repeatedly warned people against joining militant groups engaged in fighting overseas.
Those who do face arrest on their return and jail sentences of up to five years.
Shaikh Al Ban'ali is a prominent cleric in the Busaiteen area of Muharraq, according to Al Asala MP Shaikh Adel Al Ma'awada.
The GDN last month reported concerns of Al Asala bloc president MP Abdulhaleem Al Murad that Busaiteen had become a recruiting ground for a radical group encouraging Sunni Bahrainis to join insurgencies in Iraq and Syria.
Shaikh Al Ma'awada, whose Al Asala group is a Sunni Islamist political movement, said it had warned the public about the "dangerous" and "grave" ideas being espoused by those sympathetic to ISIS - who he described as a "very dangerous kind of extremist".
"We have made many statements about him (Shaikh Al Ban'ali) warning people to take care," he told the GDN yesterday.
ISIS, which announced last month it had changed its name to Islamic State, has seized large parts of northern and western Iraq since launching a bloody assault just over a month ago.
It wants to create an Islamic Caliphate that spans international borders. ahmed@gdn.com.bh


By AHMED AL OMARI ,  Posted on » Sunday, July 13, 2014

A CLERIC from Bahrain has allegedly been spotted speaking at an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gathering in Mosul, Iraq.
US-based security analysts Flashpoint Partners has released a photo that it claims shows Shaikh Turki Al Ban'ali giving an ISIS sermon.
Bahraini authorities have repeatedly warned people against joining militant groups engaged in fighting overseas.
Those who do face arrest on their return and jail sentences of up to five years.
Shaikh Al Ban'ali is a prominent cleric in the Busaiteen area of Muharraq, according to Al Asala MP Shaikh Adel Al Ma'awada.
The GDN last month reported concerns of Al Asala bloc president MP Abdulhaleem Al Murad that Busaiteen had become a recruiting ground for a radical group encouraging Sunni Bahrainis to join insurgencies in Iraq and Syria.
Shaikh Al Ma'awada, whose Al Asala group is a Sunni Islamist political movement, said it had warned the public about the "dangerous" and "grave" ideas being espoused by those sympathetic to ISIS - who he described as a "very dangerous kind of extremist".
"We have made many statements about him (Shaikh Al Ban'ali) warning people to take care," he told the GDN yesterday.
ISIS, which announced last month it had changed its name to Islamic State, has seized large parts of northern and western Iraq since launching a bloody assault just over a month ago.
It wants to create an Islamic Caliphate that spans international borders. ahmed@gdn.com.bh