Tag: democracy

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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