SHAFAQNA (Shia international Association) — During his Friday preach, Sheikh al-Hubeil indicated, "The state working on the basis of power and responsibility, should act in a civilized manner with the popular movement in the region."
Also on this level, he confirmed that "the state which doesn't meet its people's demands, and displays no opposition, is either a dictatorship or its people are retarded."
Moreover, he added, "The state must comprehend the causes of the people through meeting their legitimate demands, and issuing amnesty on behalf of all "freedom of expression" prisoners; on top of which is Sheikh Nemr Baqer al-Nemr, and other forgotten prisoners."
"All displays of militarism, and checkpoints should be retreated, and the state should stop its pursuit of youth activists," Sheikh al-Hubeil asserted.
He further hoped that one day, the people would hear tender rhetoric from the Saudi King or Crown Prince, saying the Shiite sect is one of the country's spectrums [...] in order to retreat hatred among the people of the country, so that everyone can live in love and peace.
Addressing the youth activists, Sheikh al-Hubeil called on them to remain civilized in demanding their deprived rights, and give the world a bright image while raising their rightful demands.
In addition, the prominent Saudi cleric recalled the Saudi authorities' practices against the year and a half old popular movement. He noted that the crackdown includes neglecting the people's demands, accusing protesting youth of implementing a foreign agenda, doubting allegiance to the country, installing military checkpoint at all entrances and exits of towns, exploiting live ammunition against protesters, holding mass-arrest campaigns, and threatening to kill the country's prominent figures.
Furthermore, Sheikh al-Hubeil underscored the victory anniversary of the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon, during the 2006 "Israeli" aggression, believing that "what was achieved in the hands of the resistance is a great victory that frightened atheism, and relieved the hearts of the believers."—www.shafaqna.com/english