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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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