Ahlul Bayt News Agency -ABNA- Deputy Secretary General of Hezbollah, Sheikh Naeem Qassim, as the first speaker at the Honoring Congress of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim, which is now being held in Tehran, delivered his speech.
In his speech he referred to the important role that Sheikh Isa Qassim played during Bahrain's Arab Spring and said: "He is a man who is known for his adherence to the principles. These principles are based on two things: 'calling for reform' and 'staging peaceful protest'. Therefore, he successfully prevented Bahrain from being caught in violence."
"Today we can see how his actions kept us from being caught in the same fate of countries like Libya, Syria and others which are getting involved with violence that brought them death and destruction," he added.
The congress of honoring Sheikh Isa Qassim is being held on the sideline of the Islamic Unity Conference which annually holds during Islamic Unity week and birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim is Bahrain’s leading Shia cleric and a politician and leader of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's biggest opposition society.