Tag: crime

Unneeded Escalation

Unneeded Escalation

5 May, '125 Comments

I don’t write as often here not because the absence of rich material to blog about, but after so many years of doing so, I feel that I’m now seriously in a “broken record” mode. I feel that I’ve written about so many similar situations over the past ten years and have given the same […]

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Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

24 Apr, '1230 Comments

Another day, another mindless attack on businesses in Bahrain, this time in Jiddhaffs. I don’t give a damn what religion, sect, colour or sexual orientation of the criminals who’ve done this and other crimes against businesses. What I do care about is that this, much more than demonstrations and, dare I say it, burning tyres, […]

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Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

23 Apr, '1236 Comments

Riffa is the seat of power. It is the chosen home of the monarchy. It is one of those areas reserved for the chosen ones and part of the population are barred ownership for some unknown reason. One would be forgiven to think that it should be safe, don’t you think? But no. Most, if […]

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Castration is not enough for some…

Castration is not enough for some…

22 Jul, '107 Comments

The case of a father sexually molesting his daughter is no longer unique in our Bahraini society. All the local papers carry such news on a daily basis and the trend is increasing. Should we continue to turn our backs on the affected children, or should we demand a solution be put in place to protect them? Shouldn’t there be a national task force with enough power to intervene?

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Wefaq’s blood money

Wefaq’s blood money

7 Jun, '094 Comments

There have been two recent incidents in which two people died, both Pakistani expatriates and both during riots which have gripped the country late last year; the first was an on-duty undercover policeman whose murder is debatable due to circumstantial evidence, while the other was a deliberate killing by rioting men who threw a Molotov […]

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Blinkered Horizons

Blinkered Horizons

29 Jul, '0841 Comments

The contrast of the romantic drippings of the apparently hugely popular dubbed Turkish soap Gümüs and the criminal bombings in that country yesterday as well as those in Iraq and India which left over 100 dead and many more injured, cannot be brought more into focus than the exclusive and vociferous condemnation of the television […]

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Criminal turns philanthropist thrills victims families

Criminal turns philanthropist thrills victims families

25 Jul, '087 Comments

Stephanie Grady must be really thrilled to know that the person implicated with the death of her husband, together with 57 other poor souls in the biggest sea disaster in Bahrain’s modern times, has not only not served a single day of his 10 year conviction in prison but a few in a health spa […]

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Collective punishments

Collective punishments

27 May, '0826 Comments

There are a few things that suggest that our society is in a desperate state. The indicators are probably best exemplified by the exclusionary standards our parliamentarians and their electorate take. Both are quick to condemn whole peoples, nations and even civilizations due to isolated incidents without taking one second to reflect on our own […]

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“It was just a bump” they claimed

“It was just a bump” they claimed

17 Apr, '0811 Comments

With 15 people still in custody for allegedly torching a police car and stealing a weapon, there were several claims of the accused being subjected to harsh treatment including beatings. Their lawyer demanded that they immediately be submitted to medical examination to ascertain the reality of the situation, the Ministry of Interior refused initially, but […]

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“Gulf Idol” lands in jail!

15 Apr, '0834 Comments

If you’re a Muslim, you know how sensitive Muslims are about their religion. Heck, wars are still being waged for what some might regard as frivolous excuses. So going on a stunt like the following demonstrates either the stupidity of the person in question, or maybe that alcohol is really not good for you as […]

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