Editorial: Half of his Weight but with his Full Presence, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qasim after the Little King’s Siege
2018-01-23 - 3:09 p
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A slow death is what the little king wants for Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim after all his attempts failed, and since he does not dare to bear the shame of direct murder. The king does not realize that death does not defeat great people, but rather lifts them higher, and belittles the little, as death often brings glory to those great people.
Under house arrest imposed by the King of Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim has lost half of his weight. He now weighs under 30 kg. Due to health reasons, he is abstaining from sugar and salt. The Sheikh has been suffering from severe illness and fatigue for months amid the restrictions, deprivation and harassment he is being subjected to. His body no longer has the strength to endure more and he almost lost what was left of him.
A doctor examined him recently while he was under tight security by the Ministry of Interior. Nothing reassuring, his health condition reached the edge of danger: internal bleeding which has become very alarming and hernia that exceeded fivefold. The doctor's assessment is that the Sheikh cannot be treated at home, and cannot continue to take medications that are making his health condition worse. He stressed that a number of surgical operations is required, as well as a team of medical specialists. The doctor's report gives no indication of optimism as the stifling situation continues.
Sheikh Qassim refuses any treatment that comes from an unreliable source, and his family don't feel safe giving him any treatment that comes from a party that finds comfort in the death of the Sheikh. The only suggested alternative is an international team of doctors, which can never be accepted by a king who does not have the merits of honorable rivalry, and awaits his opponent's death, thinking it would bring him salvation. On the contrary, his death would sent damnation upon him, his rule and ruling family.
A siege, house arrest and unhonorable rivalry all had their toll on the health of the 70-year-old Sheikh. He faced all that with resounding silence, leaving his enemy boiling in anger, and moving capitals across the world.
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