One of the repugnant 'poems' above is written by Khalid bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa, the current Minister for the Royal Court, and a long time confidant of His Majesty King Hamad.
In any other modern state, a minister who writes anything like the above would be sacked immediately. In some other modern states he would be taken to court and charged with several crimes including stirring hatred and spreading bigotry.
In Bahrain he becomes the Royal Alter Ego.
When one checks examples of how bigots of all times spread hatred among groups, one finds that they have some common technique: they start from dehumanizing the the objects of their hate. Just as the poems above have tried to do.
For the sake of national reconciliation, and for the sake of future generations, let us hope that the Minister for the Royal Court will find it in his heart to publicly apologize for his role in spreading hate in Bahrain.
His Majesty King Hamad may help a lot by nudging his minister a bit towards doing the right thing, thus setting an example that should be followed by other bigots, on all sides.
Then, we can all get on with our lives and with the tasks of building a nation.
Update added 20051001