The Al Khalifa regime uses every ploy to improve its hated image in the public opinion and to cover up its crimes.
That includes organizing an international Quran competition and hosting the Formula One grand Prix.
Bahrain’s Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry began an international Quran recitation competition on Tuesday at a time when the country is in deep political crisis and its Muslim nation is being oppressed only for demanding its legitimate rights.
The regime, which is not committed to the teachings of the Holy Book, has only organized the Quranic contest to cover up its human rights violations.
The Formula One Grand Prix is another international event Bahrain is to host starting on Friday. People of Bahrain have named the event “Formula Blood” in reference to the regime’s bloody crackdown on Bahraini demonstrators in the past few years.
The Al-Wefaq Islamic Society, the main opposition group, has called for a rally against the race on Friday.
The February 14 Youths Coalition has also urged the people to take part in the rally and chant the slogan “Stop Formula Blood Race”.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held numerous demonstrations on the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.
UK-based rights group Amnesty International has voiced concern that Bahraini authorities could be using the anti-government unrest to intensify crackdown on protesters.
The Thursday violence preceded the Formula One Grand Prix.
The 2011 turmoil forced the cancellation of the race in that year, but the event went ahead in 2012 and 2013, despite continuing unrest. This year’s race is due to take place on April 4-6.