A Bahraini Anti-Hate and Sectarianism Committee
On 15 May 2014, the Bahraini Government issued an edict establishing
a committee called the “Anti-Hate and Sectarianism Committee”, chaired
by Deputy Prime Minister Jawad bin Salim Al-Arayad, and including
in its membership the Ministers of Interior, Education, Social Development
and Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments.
The Committee shall propose and adopt policies and approaches,
and prepare effective programmes to address the problem of hate
discourses emanating from religious platforms, books, mass media,
communication, education or through political and social forces.
The Committee shall also be concerned with enhancing the spirit
of tolerance, reconciliation and co-existence and consolidating
the factors of unity in the Bahraini society.