Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Quotes

There are no 'political prisoners' as such in Bahrain. People are not arrested because they express their views we only have criminals.

It's good to have a leader otherwise we argue too much.

We have evidence that a number of Bahrainis who oppose our government are being trained in Syria. I have seen the files and we have notified the Syrian authorities but they deny any involvement.

Societies cannot move forward without law and our constitution is the cornerstone of the law and our National Assembly is its umbrella and fortress.

I care about Bahrain.

Democracy is not just constitutional and legislative rules; it is a culture and practice and adhering by the law and respecting international human rights principles.

By being friends with all we are not alone.

History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever nor do friends remain friendly forever. For that reason we intend to have normal relations with all.

May Allah guide us to the good of the kingdom of Bahrain and its loyal people.

There is no ethnic cleansing in Bahrain no mass genocide no policy of killing innocent people.

Bahrain 's margin of freedom is growing day after day as we head into the future with steady steps.

I care about Bahrain. Bahrain is very dear to me. I will not allow people to play around with our laws.

The decision to open up Bahrain to embrace all people indiscriminately was fostered in me ever since I was a child.

Bahrain is very dear to me.

There is no doubt that some in Iran have an unhealthy focus on Bahrain as some of the broadcast coverage shows.

If you like your brother and he's prospering you'll be pleased for him.

If somebody gives me his hand I will not look at him with suspicion.

The reform process began with the historic consensus on the Charter of National Action in which the Bahraini people decided on a new chapter of their history.

Any government that has a sincere desire for reform and progress should understand the benefit of objective and constructive criticism.

Our people have proven their desire for continuing with reforms. We complete the march today with those who have an honest patriotic desire for more progress and reform.

You cannot transpose the U.S. system on Turkey and the Turkish system on France etc. You have to understand the people and their culture. That's leadership.