A UAE army officer, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Bahrain, was buried in his hometown of Ras Al Khaimah on Wednesday.
Scores of sheikhs and senior officials as well as thousands of people attended the funeral of Lt Tariq Mohammed Al Shehi, who was buried in Shaam cemetery.
“Tariq Al Shehi....an Emirati father of four children...a martyr of the UAE’s duty and commitment for Bahrain,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said on his Twitter page.
“Tariq Al Shehi will be rewarded by God the Almighty...we offer our condolences to the UAE people on his death and we tell his family ‘we are your family after Tariq,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
Sheikh Saud bin Sabq Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, said: “The people of the UAE in all fields are committed to the homeland and to duty against terrorism and destruction...the UAE today bids farewell to a brave and good son, who fell as a martyr in defence of the right.”
Besides Sheikh Saud, present at the funeral were Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and other sheikhs, officials and a large number of people.
Shehi’s mother, quoted by the Arabic daily newspaper ‘Emarat Al Youm’ said: “I have brought up my son to obey God and love others. He was very good to his family and to everyone..It is true I am very upset now because I will not see him alive again, but I am patient and satisfied by God’s will and destiny.I feel my son is alive in Heaven.”
RAK street named after Tariq Mohammed Al Shehi
A street in Sham, Ras Al Khaimah, will be named after First Lieutenant Tariq Mohammed Al Shehi, who was martyred in a terrorist attack in Bahrain, in tribute to his memory.
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, who ordered Ras Al Khaimah Municipality to name the street in Sham, the birth place of the late police officer, said:'' We will always remember our sons who sacrificed their lives to defend the right, protect innocents and help brothers, who were loyal to their homeland, and set an example for bravery, courage and sacrifice.''
''The UAE sons are convinced of their national duty, reflecting a bright image of loyalty to their homeland and allegiance to their wise leadership, undeterred by any danger or terrorism regardless of its forms and manifestations,'' Sheikh Saud said, adding that the late Al Shehi had sacrificed his life in defence of the security and stability of the Kingdom of Bahrain and enhancement of the joint GCC security.
Munzer Mohammed Al Zaabi, Director General of RAK Municipality, said Sheikh Saud's directives came within the context of his keenness to pay homage to those who sacrifice their lives for the wellbeing of their country.
He said that his department would immediately implement the RAK Ruler’s directive.
Bahrain names mosque after First Lieutenant Tariq Al Shehi
Bahrain has decided to name a mosque after First Lieutenant Tariq Mohammed Al Shehi.
The opening ceremony of the First Lieutenant Tariq Mohammed Al Shehi Mosque was under the patronage of Bahrain's Chairman of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalid Al Khalifa and in the presence of Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs.
On the occasion, Sheikh Khalid said that Bahrain is renowned by building hundreds of mosques in all areas in the country and this has been flourished during the prosperous era of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain.
Sheikh Khalid added that royal directives comes in recognition from Bahrain to the sacrifices of those loyal men who exert the most precious things in order to prevail security and tranquility.