Tag: brain-farts

Off with their heads! Islamists propose Shari’a Law in Bahrain

3 Mar, '0422 Comments

In today’s Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper, on the front page, the Salafi/Wahabi MP Jassim Al-Saidi proposes the application of Shari’a Law in Bahrain and will table a motion to amend the Penal Law as such in parliament. His argument of course is that it is a clear text in the Holy Quran, cut off the hands […]

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Foulath on a roll.. get out of the way!

7 Dec, '035 Comments

The right honourable gentleman Mr. Faisal Foulath [FF – let’s see if you can coin an appropriate phrase with his initials – I propose the first initial should be descriptive: fat – I leave the other to your imagination] of the Shoura Council is not resting on his laurels. Oh no, not at all, he’s […]

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Marriage Fund?

6 Dec, '033 Comments

Now it’s the Shura Council’s turn to have a brain-fart. Some bright spark looked at the marriage statistics in Bahrain in 2001 and decided that not enough Bahrainis are marrying each other with most men opting to have foreign wives, so what does he propose? Throw money at the problem and it’ll go away! He’s […]

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…and I thought democracy means constructive criticism?

11 Jun, '031 Comment

The Bahraini press is threatening national unity and abusing the democratic system, the Minister of Information was quoted as saying yesterday. Nabeel Al Hamer was quoted during a meeting with newspaper editors as saying the government will not tolerate those in the press who are trying to “sabotage” the democratic reforms. “We will not, under […]

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