Warning: This editorial contains controversial footage.
An Arab woman has been referred to Bahrain’s Public Prosecution after a viral video captured her making extremist comments on Hinduism and damaging Lord Ganesha statues at a supermarket.
Viral video of Arab woman destroying Lord Ganesh statues in Bahrain
Just in time for the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi next week, when a line-up of Lord Ganesha statues of different sizes sided with decor items fill up Indian grocery stores, two Arab women in Bahrain were shown shouting at a storekeeper telling him “This is Mohamed ben Issa’s country, do you think he approved of this? This is a Muslim country, correct?,” followed by another woman saying “Call the cops and let’s see who will worship these statues.”
Woman summoned by Bahrain police
Soon after the video surfaced the internet, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior issued a statement saying the lady has been held for her actions and remarks, and her case has been referred to the Public Prosecution.
“Concerning a circulated video on social media, the Director-General of Capital Governorate Police announced on Sunday that a woman, 54, was summoned for intentionally damaging a shop in Juffair and breaking religious idols. Legal proceedings are being taken to refer the case to the Public Prosecution.”Ministry of Interior, Bahrain
Meanwhile, it’s worth mentioning Bahrain plays host to dozens of temples in the country and its rulers are known to make visits to Indian families on auspicious occasions. Check out the moment His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain paid a visit to a number of families to celebrate Diwali in 2018:
(Featured photograph credit: Needpix)