Director of Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center in Vienna said the recent raid on the house of Bahrainâ€™s Shia leader Ayatollah Issa Qassem is a move against the entire Muslim Ummah.
Issuing a statement on Tuesday, May 21, Hojat-ol-Islam Mahmoud Montazeri condemned the attack by the forces of the al-e Khalifa regime.
Bahraini forces raided Ayatollah Qassimâ€™s home in the village of Diraz on Friday, May 17,and searched the house.
Hojat-ol-Islam Montazeri warned the Bahraini regime against any move that might endanger the safety of the Shia leader.
He also noted that Europeâ€™s parliamentary delegation has announced after a visit to Bahrain that human rights are being violated in the Persian Gulf country, peaceful protestors are treated with violence and freedom of Bahraini people are violated.
â€œWe are standing by the Bahraini people and support them,â€ Director of Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center said.
He also referred to Ayatollah Qassem as a symbol of Bahraini peopleâ€™s resolve, saying that the government of Bahrain is responsible for guaranteeing protection for the Shia leader of Bahraini peopleâ€™s uprising.
Hojat-ol-Islam Montazeri also stressed that the issue of Bahrain is not a Shia or Sunni issue but the reality is that the majority of Bahraini people seek their legitimate rights.