JNN 11 Apr 2013 Kuwait : The Attacker of the Shiite Mosque in Kuwaiti, was arrested with in 48 Hrs of the third attack , as Kuwaiti lawmaker asked interior minister should either catch those who attacked a Shiite mosque before dawn Sunday or resign. The Act of Terrorism was equally and strongly condemned by all the Sections of Society , regardless of sect as even the Sunni MP also condemned the act and asked checking the sectarianism at its roots , nipping it in the bud.
Stones were thrown at the al Bahama mosque shattering its glass windows, Gulf News in Dubai, United Arab Emirates reported.
Kuwaiti media sources said police are using road surveillance cameras and speed radar data to try to identify the assailants, Gulf News reported.
“We all condemn the criminals who attacked the mosque in an attempt to desecrate it. They are obviously trying to sow the seeds of sedition in Kuwaiti society and elsewhere. They must be defeated because countries cannot prosper if their evil schemes are not addressed. We do need strong political, social and legal action to foil all their attempts,” said Member of Parliament Nasser al Shammari.
MP Ahmad Lari, noting the mosque has been targeted in the past, said “It is clear that the repeated assaults on this mosque are carried out by a sick mind that does not uphold the genuine values of Islam. All Kuwaitis, regardless of their backgrounds, condemn these attacks and will remain united in confronting these evil actions.”
MP Faisal Al Duwaisan said Sheikh Ahmad Al Humood, the interior minister, should catch the perpetrators or resign.
MP Safa Al Hashim said, “You should resign and Kuwait will always recall your moral courage. Security problems on your watch have gone way beyond what had been expected.”
Two former Islamic lawmakers criticized a recent attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait and demanded swift operations to “catch the perpetrators” and “thwarts such ill endeavors aimed at damaging the national unity.”
“We condemn the attack on the Baharna Mosque and call for swift investigations to expose the perpetrators,” former MP Mohammad Hayef posted on his Twitter account on Saturday.
He further called the assault “an action aimed at instigating sectarianism in society” and said “it is the Interior Ministry’s duty to thwart such tactics.”
Fellow Sunni politician and former MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei criticized the attack and accused the perpetrators of “seeking to create sectarian turmoil in the country.” He urged the public to “stand united in the face of sectarianism.”
The attack, which is the fourth of its kind against the Baharna Mosque that is located in the Daiya district, drew strong reactions from the parliament with MPs demanding an immediate investigation to uncover the plot behind the recurrent assaults.
“Efforts are needed to arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible and expose the people behind these so that they can be prosecuted as well,” MP Khalid Al-Shatti said in a statement addressing the First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah.
Meanwhile, the Justice and Salam Assembly, a Shiite political group, indicated in a statement that the attack “proves that there are malicious attempts to damage our national unity,” and blamed the “government’s weakness” for its recurrence. Several MPs, most notably Safa Al- Hashem and Faisal Al-Duwaisan, demanded the minister’s resignation over the incident.
Police in Kuwait have arrested a man who shattered the glass doors and windows of the Shiite mosque.
The 21-year-old was apprehended by policemen as he returned to the mosque for a new post-midnight attack on Al Baharna Mosque on Tuesday, the police said.
“The mosque was placed under constant monitoring and when the police noted on the surveillance cameras a young man carrying a stone getting close to the mosque, they apprehended him,” the police said. “During the quizzing, he confessed that he attacked the mosque on Friday and that he had also targeted the same religious building twice over the last two weeks.”
The police said that they found a video clip of the attacks on his mobile phone. However, the suspect denied there was a sectarian motivation behind the attacks and said that he was curious to observe how people reacted to his acts.