Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bedoun (Stateless) Police Officer Run Down and Killed During Celebrations

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 26, (KUNA): One policeman was killed and several others injured when they were run over by a vehicle at Dasman roundabout in Kuwait City, a statement by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Thursday.

Security forces have apprehended the perpetrator, named as Abdulaziz Waleed Shaheen Al-Shamlan, after he had fled the scene, the statement added.

The deceased, identified as Turki Mohammad Al-Enezi, and five other policemen who have been injured, served at the General Department of Traffic, the statement noted.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Friday a cable of condolences to the family of the martyred policeman.

In his cable, His Highness the Amir voiced heartfelt and sincere condolences to the martyr’s family who was run over by a motorist.

In the cable, His Highness the Amir prayed to Allah the Almighty to bless the soul of Al-Enezi with mercy in Paradise and to bring solace to his family.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables.

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah stressed the necessity of implementing directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for treating sons of the martyr Turki Al-Enezi as Kuwaiti citizens.

Kuwait will never forget the martyr who sacrificed his soul for its sake, the Ministry’s Public Relations and Media Security Department said in a press statement Friday.

The move is an honor to the martyr’s efforts in serving the country, it added.

The statement referred to the parental feelings of His Highness the Amir towards the martyr, who is a Gulf son to a Kuwaiti mother.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Kuwait is proud of sacrifices offered by the martyr Turki Mohammad Al-Enezi.

The minister made the statement during Al-Enezi’s funeral on Friday.

The country’s soil embraces today a martyr who sacrificed his soul for its sake, the Ministry’s Public Relations and Media Security Department quoted Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled as saying.

The minister prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the martyr’s soul with mercy in Paradise and to bring solace to his family, wishing those injured speedy recovery, the statement said.

Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled and some senior officials at the ministry took part in the funeral.


God rest his soul.  In the photos circulating on Instagram, you can see Abdulaziz Al-Shamlan being held by police officers while on the ground.  He was SMILING.  What an insult.  

It is a wonderful step for the Kuwaiti authorities to honor the police officer by granting his son's Kuwaiti nationality (as stated).  

Many of Kuwait's military and police forces are Bedoun (stateless - without nationality).  When Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah (God rest his dear soul) was targeted for assassination in the '80's, his Bedoun bodyguards were martyred.  I don't know what happened to the status of their families. (The last I heard was that they were not granted citizenship.)  Kuwaiti Bedoun during the Gulf War either risked or gave their lives for Kuwait. They/their children still don't have citizenship.

On another note, I am VERY HAPPY to see that the media has published the full name of the assailant in the story above.  I'm a firm believer that publicly shaming those responsible for heinous crimes will have an affect on others who may be at risk for similar activity.  They will think twice.  Their families will teach better values (who wants your neighbors and your entire country to know that you have a criminal in your home?).  Yes blah blah blah it is a small-knit community and having a criminal as a brother might certainly affect his sister's/female cousins' chances of marrying someone from a respectable family.  But hello - if this guy had been taught values, morals, and respect for human life, he never would have mowed down innocent police officers on duty. He never would have even considered it.  

And if he was on drugs - GET him into an institution.  Get him help.   FACE the problem of drugs or mental illness in the community instead of sweeping it under the carpet.  The problem is only getting worse, isn't it?  Stabbings, murders, rapes, drugs.... face the fact that it is all here and do something about it.

End the era of entitlement and disrespect.  What happened to compassion and values?  BE RESPONSIBLE for yourself and family members.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His family instantly came out saying he is mentally ill and he conveniently has a file to prove it. If he was on drugs then there should be extra charges not treatment, they just want even more reasons not to have to take any responsibility. If they do want to go the route of mentally ill then his parents are responsible for letting him into the society and letting him get his weapon- the car.