SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – A political analyst tells Press TV that the revolution in Bahrain is not similar to any other revolution and it has proved to be so unbreakable, genuine and authentic that no one can cast it out and it is going to bear fruit. Since a popular revolution began in Bahrain in mid-February 2011, scores have been killed, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained. Bahrainis say they will continue to hold anti-regime demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ibrahim Moussawi, political analyst, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: When it comes to the protests in Bahrain we are seeing that they are still continuing on a regular basis but are we going to see the revolution bear fruition as we have seen in other protests in the Arab world?
Moussawi: I am sorry I didn’t get the exact question, what was your question exactly?
Press TV: The question was do you think that the popular uprising in Bahrain is going to bear fruit any time soon as we saw the other movements in the Arab world?
Moussawi: Let me say one simple thing. The uprising, the upheaval, the revolution in Bahrain is not similar to any other revolution. We have to believe in the uniqueness of this revolution.
First of all you are talking about people who are being persecuted harshly by the regime. They were calling for kind of amendments for certain reforms in the political system in the judiciary, they were asking for the minimum rights because they are being ruled or they are being coerced by a family actually.
I do not want to talk about sectarian or sow the seeds of discord between one sector or another because many of those actually who were participating in the upheaval and in the uprising are Sunnis for example, they are not all Shiites though the majority are Shiites who are being ruled by the family, Al Khalifa.
But the thing, the problem that we are talking about here is that there is a regime that is putting its head in the sand, it does not want to listen to the people’s demand though they are very simple, they are very basic and they are very rightful, as well.
What I can’t tell, I do not want to talk about dates or definite dates but what I am sure about this revolution in Bahrain has proved to be unbreakable, this revolution in Bahrain has proved to be very genuine, very authentic that no one can cast it out. You go and ask people from the right to the left, you ask the journalists, the observers, the analysts they will tell you people have every right to revolt and to ask for their basic rights.
The regime there, the system there, it is a proxy for the Western regimes, it is a puppet in the hands of other countries. This is the problem, it is not acknowledging the basic rights.
What I can tell you about they are going to reach where they want to reach. This revolution is going to bear fruit, I have unshakable conviction on this, not only me, I am not talking from a personal perspective because whenever the people have the right, the will, the determination, the faith, the conviction that the Bahrainis have which is very remarkable, which is very astonishing, which is respect growing that we see there.
I believe they are going to reach one day soon or late, I can’t tell, but what I am sure about they are going to reach where they want to reach which is like the victory and the ability to materialize their own goals and to reach to their victory.
SOURCE : Press TV