Sheikh Ali Salman, the Secretary-General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, called on Bahrainis, both Sunnis and Shiites, to increase birth rate to face the disastrous naturalization plan that is carried out by the regime in Bahrain.
“I call on the Sunni families to stay in Bahrain and stand united against the regime’s naturalization project”, Salman said after news circulated about Sunni families immigrating to Qatar to seek citizenships.
Salman tweeted, “I call on native Bahrainis, Sunnis and Shiites, to have one more child to face the disastrous naturalization project”.
Furthermore, he said naturalizing foreigners is considered a message of hostility to all Bahrainis. He also considered recruiting naturalized foreigners in security services a lack of confidence in the indigenous people of Bahrain.
The opposition parties in Bahrain have launched a media campaign on social networks to highlight the illegal mass naturalization that is threatening the Bahraini identity and society.
The opposition revealed on Sunday that the number of foreigners granted Bahraini nationalities over the past decade has gone beyond 19000 adding 17% to the population. These numbers were based on the statistics provided by the State. Based on these numbers, the indigenous Bahrainis will become a minority in the next two decades if the mass naturalization continues to be carried out with the current pace.