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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab

20 Aug, '122 Comments

I know Nabeel Rajab personally. I have very high respect for him and his ceaseless work to defend human rights and his activism in that regard. Everything I’ve read about him so far supports my conviction that I have not misread the man. The claims levied against him of violence instigation amongst a plethora of […]

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Injustice

Injustice

18 Aug, '121 Comment

Another young soul is extinguished. Courtesy of the Bahraini police. The crime? Demonstrating for social justice. Democracy. Freedoms. He purportedly threw Molotov cocktails at a police car. The police’s response was brutal and inhumane. According to eye-witnesses he was shot in the back and beaten to a pulp by uniformed and out of uniform individuals, […]

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No politics?

No politics?

17 Aug, '125 Comments

I wonder what life would be in this little dot of an island of ours if we had to live without having to worry about politics; in as much as actually living in a modern democracy where human rights are not only protected, but cherished, and where people would feel free to write and voice […]

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Thriving xeriscaped border

Thriving xeriscaped border

10 Aug, '120 Comments

This is the only part of my garden that is truly thriving at the moment. The cacti and other plants are doing well in their border and the Devil’s Tongue Barrel seems to be readying itself for yet another flowering in the same season. But this time, I can see quite a number of buds […]

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Arabs dismal showing at the Olympics

Arabs dismal showing at the Olympics

4 Aug, '125 Comments

The 22 countries of the Arab League – whose population stood at 349,558,392 – only have two medals between them! To date; Qatar got a bronze while Egypt got a silver. Bas. That’s it. Khalas. Why this dismal showing? Any ideas? I’m flummoxed.

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