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MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

5 Apr, '0679 Comments

A Bahraini MP yesterday called for the gradual introduction of Sharia (Islamic) law to deal with all criminals. Another claimed that thieves should have their hands chopped off because “God ordered us to do so”. However, one described the punishment as unfair if adulterers are not stoned. The comments were made in parliament yesterday as […]

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Told you so!

2 Apr, '0684 Comments

Remember this discussion we’ve had way back in April 2004 in which I contended that: This is however what I have seen, an unsuspecting motorsports tourist approaches, he gets handed the “package” he walks away opening it as he does so thinking he’ll get something about motorsports, a restaurant guide, a tourist map, etc and […]

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Just a week to go!

Just a week to go!

24 Mar, '066 Comments

There is only one week left to enter the Civil Rights in the Middle East essay contest! We are seeking young Middle Easterners to write brief essays (600-2,000 words) about their vision for the future of the region. Winners can receive up to $2,000! I encourage you to enter the contest if you are eligible, […]

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Another metric heads south

18 Mar, '0669 Comments

The US State Department released its Human Rights Report on Bahrain for 2005, and it’s not good at all. If anything, it’s probably more damning than the ones released in the 90s, considering we have democracy now and even a parliament. Thanks SBG for the heads-up.

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How many were there again?

How many were there again?

15 Mar, '0619 Comments

“success” is quite relative it seems…

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