Following the deadly bombing by the Islamic State at a Shia mosque in Kuwait during the Friday prayers last week, Bahrain's foreign minister has called for common mosques for Shias and Sunnis to ward off militant attacks.
Isis has carried out several bombings at Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Kuwait over the recent weeks, as the Sunni militants consider Shia Muslims to be 'heretics'.
Following the bombing at the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait City on Friday in which 27 worshippers were killed, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa has proposed common mosques for both sects.
"The separate mosques for Shiites and for Sunnis are a huge contraption [sic]. There should be one Muslim mosque and one prayer," Shaikh Al Khalifa tweeted though his official account.
"This separation has encouraged those seeking divisions. This is not a matter of sectarianism. It is a war on Islam and the sedition is carefully calculated. National unity is required in order to confront those who are working on dividing us," the translated version of the Bahrain minister's Arabic tweet read, according to Gulf News.
انها ليست طائفية .. انها حرب على الاسلام و فتنة مقصودة و مدروسة ، و الموقف يستوجب الوحدة في اوطاننا لمواجهة من يسعى للفرقة. #تفجير_الكويت
— خالد بن احمد (@khalidalkhalifa) June 26, 2015
Bahrain has taken extra security measures following the Kuwait Shia mosque bombing, particularly in the light of reports stating that Bahraini cleric and Isis fighter Shaikh Turki Albinali has warned that Bahrain would be targeted by the Islamic State next, Trade Arabia reported.
In fact, it was reported that the Kuwait mosque bomber Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen Al Gabbaa had flown to Bahrain's capital Manama before flying to Kuwait and carrying out the deadly attack.
According to the General Director of Security for Ports in Bahrain, Al Gabbaa, a Saudi national, arrived at Bahrain International Airport from Riyadh on Thursday night and left for Kuwait early on Friday, Bahrain's The Gulf Daily News reported.
Earlier this month Bahrain banned women from entering mosques as a "precautionary measure" following the attacks on mosques in Saudi Arabia, as an Isis suicide bomber had disguised as a woman before blowing himself up at a Shia mosque in Dammam.