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Moral Bankruptcy of the Arab World

Moral Bankruptcy of the Arab World

31 Aug, '153 Comments

After a recent visit, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, declared: “Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years.” – BBC What started as hope for change for the better, hope for a better future, hope for democracy and human rights, soon descended into calculated chaos. […]

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Wall of WHAT?

Wall of WHAT?

27 Aug, '1122 Comments

I know I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. That’s why even while on holiday, I can’t help but follow the news in Bahrain; but then I give myself a break and some hilarity by reading the Bahraini local papers online and chief amongst those providing me of some merriment of course are the sycophantic […]

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EIU: Bahrain more democratic

EIU: Bahrain more democratic

10 Jan, '114 Comments

In a GDN report entitled “Democracy Is Taking Root” this morning, it shows that Bahrain’s democracy has climbed fully eight ranks from 130 in 2008 to 122 this year according to an EIU report: BAHRAIN is more democratic now than it was two years ago, according to a report by a leading research and analysis […]

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RIOT!

RIOT!

9 Dec, '098 Comments

Quick! Where do you think this took place? Duraz? Bani Jamra? Sehla? Hamad Town? Muharraq? No? Can’t guess? Well let me put your mind at ease. These were the riots which paralyzed Athens to commemorate the death of 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Fatally shot by a police officer after a minor altercation. Once the […]

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Shame on you Pakistan!

Shame on you Pakistan!

19 Aug, '0812 Comments

How dare you have a person in your midst now that you can legally call “former president?” Have you absolutely no shame? What happened to your Holy Muslim Values which insist that you should acquiesce to God’s chosen leader on earth? Did you not hear that oft repeated Aya “Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, […]

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Nepal, a harbinger of things to come

Nepal, a harbinger of things to come

29 May, '0816 Comments

Congratulations to the Nepalese nation on their joining the modern democracies voluntarily. Congratulations on declaring themselves a republic, one in which the promise is held for a better and more inclusive way of life. 239 years under absolute monarchist rule came to an end yesterday and Nepal became yet another of the Himalayan countries to […]

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The Assassination of Barack Obama

The Assassination of Barack Obama

28 May, '0815 Comments

No he’s not. Yet. And I hope that he never falls as a victim of violence of any sort, as I wish the rest of humanity. This is just a hypothetical question as I have heard it repeated over the last few days as it seems people are flabbergasted at the possibility of a black […]

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MtvSM time

25 Mar, '086 Comments

It’s that time again.. I’m in the airport awaiting my flight to Jordan and it suddenly hit me that I didn’t announce the traditional Mahmood’s Den Scapegoat of the Moment! Silly me. Alrighty then… I don’t think there is anything nor anyone more deserving of very valid blame other than… The Parliament! If I were […]

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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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The West’s Acquiescence to Autocracy

1 Feb, '0817 Comments

Download the HRW Report 2008pdf – 5.5MB The US, EU and other democracies are accepting flawed and unfair elections out of political expediency, Human Rights Watch says in its annual report. Allowing autocrats to pose as democrats without demanding they uphold civil and political rights risked undermining human rights worldwide, it warned. HRW said Pakistan, […]

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