Bahrain Interfaith has welcomed tens of prominent guests participating in “The Conference on the Dialogue of Civilizations in the Service of Humanity”, during 5-7 May 2014. The conference is being held while the country is in deep crises and the people are in deep rift due to the inherent official policy of discrimination against the […]
BBC Arabic: Where is Bahrain heading after 3 years of its uprising? Sh. Maytham Al Salman, Head of Bahrain Interfaith and Head of Religious Freedom Unit within BHRO, speaks at BBC Arabic.
The religious freedom unit within the BHRO have confirmed that the “Imam Sadiq” Mosque, located in Duraz, has been subject to attack on Friday 14th of February 2014 by the regime’s policemen. Sh. Maytham Al Salman, who heads the religious freedom unit, considered such assault as an obvious signal of the sectarian hatred that […]
The chairman of Islamic Council of Scholars, Sayed Majeed Al Mashael, launched a clerics’ petition that will be raised to Ban Ki Moon regarding the unfair decision which dissolves the Islamic Council of Scholars. This came during the large religious scholars’ sit- in which was organized by Bahrain’s scholars in solidarity with the Islamic Council […]
The biggest and only independent Shia foundation for clerics was dissolved today by court in Bahrain On 19 September 2013, the Minister of Justice, Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, regarded the biggest Shia religious foundation called the Olamaa Islamic Council as an illegal organization that operates in breach of the Constitution and the Law. […]
The Religious Freedom Unit at the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (“BHRO”) has regarded the results of the international study by the Pew Research Center on global religious hostility, published on 14th January 2014, as threatening to the entire human race. Global religious hostilities, including government restrictions on how individuals can practice their faith and conflicts […]
Video Link: Sheikh Maytham Al Salman (BHRO) speaking at the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin on the second anniversary of the Bahrain Independent Commission Inquiry.
Bahraini authorities promised to rebuild 38 Shiite mosques and hussainias [Shiite congregation halls], which were demolished in 2011, as stated in the report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI). The report considered these actions to be “a collective punishment against a single sect.” However, authorities have ignored these promises, and have gone as […]
The Bahraini regime’s attacks on mosques has risen sharply since the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan. Salmabad news channel, on Thursday, released some pictures of Imam Sadiq [PBUH] mosque in Salmabad and reported this mosque has once again came under attack after it was destroyed in 2011 by the regime. The pictures show […]
Sheikh Maytham Al Salman, Head of Religious Freedom Unit in the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), said that Sheikh Maitham al-Bahrani mosque and mausoleum on the Southern outskirts of Bahrain has come under attack by Bahrain regime forces.