The growing threat of radical groups has created an environment of fear across the world. The so called Islamic state (ISIS) succeeded this year in terrorising many countries through several attacks in Turkey, Belgium, Germany, France the US aside from the atrocities it caused in Syria and Iraq. In Bahrain and the region many people realise that radical ideologies should be challenged to prevent the threat of terrorist groups, as some GCC countries have suffered from several attacks on mosques. Bahrain is a nation known for its diversity and tolerance, and the spread of terrorism and extremism across the world has its effect on every country. Below are some Bahraini views on the growing threat of ISIS.
“Acknowledging the growing threat”
“ ISIS is a growing threat that needs to be acknowledged and dealt with, especially when theres a video of terrorists calling on attacks in Bahrain going around. We fear any attack that can cause further damage to our society and economy. We are trying to move forward as a country and the last thing we need in Bahrain is a growth in radicalisation or terrorist attacks” Maryam 32, Manama
“ People need to understand what threat ISIS and other radical groups are. Its certainly a great danger to Bahrain and other countries but the younger don't realise their responsibility in fighting such mindsets that could ruin the country” Noor 28, Saar...