Second, it is not true that the majority of the 40 members of the Shura Council appointed by the Emir in 1993 and then in 1996-97 were made up from the elected members of the 1973-75 National Assembly; instead there are only a handful.
Third, your writer explains the current political crisis in terms of frustrated children committing arson. He probably does not know about the series of petitions since 1992 calling for the restoration of parliament. These were sponsored by all sections of Bahrain society, not only the Shia. They preceded riots and any stone throwing.
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