Kuwait : Who is Musallam Al Barrack ?


Al Barrack in Yesterday’s protest

The name of Kuwaiti MP Musallam Al Barrack made headlines yesterday in Kuwait as one of the callers to the Nation’s Dignity March. He has been arrested yesterday and is accused of insulting the Prince of Kuwait.

Al Barrack is a member of the popular action bloc in the Kuwaiti Parliament . A veteran MP , I see Al Barrack popular in his area as he got votes in the latest parliamentary elections more than any other MP in his district «30,118″ in the history of Kuwaiti parliamentary elections. 

From what I read in the past 48 hours I can not find any association with him and the Muslim brotherhood or Iran , the man seems to my Egyptian mindset as more of a reformist type. Al Barrack seems to defend public money and fights corruption in the government. Kuwaiti Politicians and activists «We will not allow you» the famous chant heard in the Kuwaiti capital yesterday was actually inspired by Al Barrack’s speech from couple of days ago in some gathering at the Well’s public space. During the speech Al Barrack said «We will not allow you Prince»

Al Barrack was arrested and is currently being detained for 10 days pending investigations after he was accused of insulting Kuwait’s prince !! Here is his twitter account  The popular action bloc is already considered a progressive one and actually they expelled from couple of years ago Shiite MPs for attending an event organized by Hezbollah. Here is the speech of Al Barrack yesterday at the protest. From what I read other 3 MPs other than Al Barrack have been arrested in the past 24 hours. You must know that Gulf media and politicians are attacking the rally accusing Iran of standing behind it !! Sadly enough this media and those political figures are supporting the revolution in Syria or to be accurate changing the situation in Syria from a popular revolution to a sectarian civil war. You must know and understand that in this stage the Kuwaitis do not want to topple their prince or their regime , they want political reforms. The prince is interfering in the parliamentary elections in a very dangerous way. Here is a 28 minutes video compiling many of the videos from the rally and the attack of the security forces on the peaceful protesters.


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