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Time to roll the sleeves up

Time to roll the sleeves up

30 Jan, '081 Comment

We held our elections at the Rotary during our last weekly meeting on Monday night for positions for both 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 offices. These offices are not taken lightly, they carry good responsibilities which embody the Rotarian’s motto of “Service above self” and just a quick glance at what has already been achieved by the […]

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It’s over, an islamist parliament is complete

3 Dec, '0628 Comments

All but one of the liberal candidates have not made it into the new parliament, which has a distinct Islamist feel to it: 17 Wefaq (Shi’a), 8 Minbar (Muslim Brotherhood) and 5 Asala (Salafis). That’s 75% of the make-up of parliament, but when you look closely at the rest, only one is liberal, and the […]

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The Bahraini Knights

The Bahraini Knights

30 Nov, '0623 Comments

These four gentlemen have sacrificed more for this country and its people than the whole bunch of Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood candidates and MPs ever have, or ever will. To even start to list the good that the four gentlemen have done so far would fill volumes, while all the Islamists gave us is veiled […]

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Most unpopular candidate

Most unpopular candidate

30 Nov, '0613 Comments

There must be winners and losers in any competition, otherwise what’s the point of calling it a race. But if you lose against a strong opponent, that actually makes you stronger and hopefully you will gain a few lessons so that next time around you will have a chance to whip his beehind. Not this […]

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Spinning it already?

28 Nov, '0633 Comments

Alarm at Shia gains in Bahrain’s elections By Kim Sengupta Belfast Telegraph 28 November 2006 A radical Shia Islamist group has made significant gains in Bahrain’s national elections, raising serious concern among neighbouring conservative Sunni monarchies in the region. Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has won 16 of the 40 seats in parliament and the party […]

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