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“The Protection of Traditional Values”

19 Feb, '0845 Comments

I cringe whenever I hear or read those words. Why? Because they are always used as a pretext to restrict an intrinsic freedom or used as a justification for trouncing all over a basic human right. It is as if “Traditions” are sacrosanct, enshrined and set in gold. They – we are led to believe […]

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Winograd, from another perspective

Winograd, from another perspective

5 Feb, '0886 Comments

The following cartoon appeared in Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper (thanks to Jaddwilliam for the heads-up) reflecting an alternate perspective on the findings of the Winograd Commission. However, it failed to stop me in my tracks. The bubble says: “They admit their defeat and they hold their negligent accountable!! God curse the Zionist fads which intrude on […]

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Bahraini Government acts as a Religious Policeman

Bahraini Government acts as a Religious Policeman

23 Jan, '0847 Comments

Love is very precious. It is the one thing that fills you with immense happiness and allows your spirit to soar beyond traditional boundaries without any regard to cultural taboos, if left unhindered, of course. People also have been known to do really stupid things in the name of love. But regardless of how others […]

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The infallibility of mortals

The infallibility of mortals

22 Jan, '0846 Comments

People would be excused for thinking that Isa Qassim, leader of the Ulama (Clerics) Council, has lost his way when they hear that he compared “true clerics” – himself included – to Allah, the Prophet and his apostles. So much so that he plainly affirmed that whoever defies said clerics has recanted against Islam and […]

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Poinsettias – light and shadows

Poinsettias – light and shadows

18 Jan, '086 Comments

Poinsettias – light and shadows, originally uploaded by malyousif. Have a wonderful day my friends… and to those who are commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the Prophet’s grandson, ma’ajooreen.

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