Condemning Last Week’s Attack

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last week, one police officer was killed and another was critically wounded in an unprovoked and unwarranted terrorist attack in central Bahrain . Attacks like these seek to undermine the spirit of peaceful reconciliation we are working to bring about in Bahrain, serve to sow dissension among Bahrainis, and must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

Bahraini police officers face the difficult task of confronting demonstrators that many times mean them harm. We have seen a rise in violent attacks using Molotov cocktails and other lethal weapons. Since January 2012, hundreds of police officers have been hospitalized with life-altering injuries that will require extensive therapy and rehabilitation.

More than ever, we need to work together through an inclusive, multi-lateral dialogue among Bahrainis, to bring about a better Bahrain for all its people.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this difficult time.

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