The Kuwaiti people have offered the finest examples of cohesion and unity and support of their leadership at crucial historical stations that posed challenges to the nation, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has said.
"We still, after a whole year, recall the extraordinary heroic stance of the great Kuwaiti people," Al-Ghanim said in a press statement Tuesday on the first anniversary of the terrorist blast that targeted Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque in Kuwait City on the Ninth day of Ramadan last year, killing 26 worshippers and wounding 227.
The Speaker recalled the heartfelt phrase by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah from the site just a short time after the blast, namely "These are my kids," referring to the victims of the incident.
The "black terrorism" sought to incite a sectarian strife and foment discord, but all Kuwaitis, young and old, men and women, instead presented a "national epic of unity," he said.
Reaction of the Kuwaiti people toward the heinous attack was obviously manifested during the funeral of the victims. Then thousands flocked to the Grand Mosque the following evening to pay tribute and express their condolences, led by His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, MPs and senior state officials, Al-Ghanim said.