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A childish and ridiculous parliament

A childish and ridiculous parliament

31 Jan, '0632 Comments

Bahrain’s parliament last night demanded an apology from Denmark over newspaper cartoons insulting Prophet Mohammed and Islam. They also called for mass protests all over the country, after Friday prayers. MPs broke off from holiday to meet in an emergency session, during which they also demanded action against Denmark by the Bahrain government, including possibly […]

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The Challenge

The Challenge

18 Sep, '0510 Comments

We’ve just come back from the opening ceremony of my father’s exhibition at Dar Al-Barih Art Gallery in Adliya with a renewed sense of awe. Although we have lived with his art throughout our lives, and have come to take his paintings as something rather normal, seeing 36 of his recent block-prints hung in the […]

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Drawing on inspiration

Drawing on inspiration

18 Sep, '054 Comments

More Than Meets the Eye is the theme of an art exhibition opening at 7.30pm 7.00pm tonight at the Albareh Art Gallery, Adliya. Around 30 limited edition linoleum prints by Bahraini artist Nasser Al Yousif are being showcased at the event, which is being held under the patronage of Culture and National Heritage Assistant Under-Secretary […]

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Relevant Questions which need Relevant Answers

15 Dec, '04252 Comments

Allow me to be objective please – all of you, particularly the Muslim readers: Steve is posing some very relevant questions. I personally have no way to answer them because I agree with him! Yes, you read it right, I do agree with him. There are serious issues with the INTERPRETATION of Islam which landed […]

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Forbidden Subject

24 Nov, '047 Comments

On my wedding day, my mothers friend – an Iraqi woman – leans over and asks me in all seriousness “Did your mother explain to you about the birds and the bees?”. I didn’t know how to respond. If I say yes then I will look like a slut and if I say no then […]

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