Tag: 2006-Parliament

Parliament might actually work!

Parliament might actually work!

10 Dec, '0637 Comments

This is not a picture that would tug at the heart strings of people like Jassim Al-Saidi and Mohammed Khalid, both sworn to disrupt any move by the Al-Wefaq Islamic Society to discuss or propose any law. Mohammed Khalid is on record by swearing that he will “not let Al-Wefaq touch the Defence budget even […]

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Sore thumbs

6 Dec, '0618 Comments

You know the English expression of something sticking out like a “sore thumb”? Well, try finding the names that stick out like that from the following list of worthy people His Majesty the King selected to fill the Shura Council of 2006, and tell me why?: Ali Saleh Al Saleh; Ibrahim Mohammed Bashmi; Ahmed Ibrahim […]

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It’s over, an islamist parliament is complete

3 Dec, '0628 Comments

All but one of the liberal candidates have not made it into the new parliament, which has a distinct Islamist feel to it: 17 Wefaq (Shi’a), 8 Minbar (Muslim Brotherhood) and 5 Asala (Salafis). That’s 75% of the make-up of parliament, but when you look closely at the rest, only one is liberal, and the […]

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The Bahraini Knights

The Bahraini Knights

30 Nov, '0623 Comments

These four gentlemen have sacrificed more for this country and its people than the whole bunch of Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood candidates and MPs ever have, or ever will. To even start to list the good that the four gentlemen have done so far would fill volumes, while all the Islamists gave us is veiled […]

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Preemptive strike?

Preemptive strike?

30 Nov, '0664 Comments

Drink anyone?

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