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Just Fifteen?

Just Fifteen?

23 Oct, '07118 Comments

The turbans are up in arms, some of them at least, accusing the government in interfering in God’s law and the Prophet’s by introducing a minimum age for marriage. Boys should wait until 18 while girls the minimum is 15. Otherwise the marriage cannot be legally recognised. If the girl can cut her own food […]

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Religious Police pepper-sprayed!

Religious Police pepper-sprayed!

26 Sep, '0725 Comments

hehe! Members of Khobar’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice were the victims of an attack by two Saudi females, Asharq Al-Awsat can reveal. According to the head of the commission in Khobar, two girls pepper sprayed members of the commission after they had tried to offer them advice. Head of […]

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Ah, “reshuffle” announced

Ah, “reshuffle” announced

25 Sep, '073 Comments

Two new faces replace old and bedraggled ones after being “harassed” by an Islamist-led parliament. In other countries this kind of “harassment” would probably be classified as nothing more than a gentle tickle, but hey, some good things are happening and we should be positive. I don’t know much about Al-Hamar, other than being the […]

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Ramadhan is not made for working, MP says

Ramadhan is not made for working, MP says

17 Sep, '0731 Comments

And he wants to ensure that those who do want to work during the Holy Month don’t get in the way. He will now issue a parliamentary wish backed by those guardians of Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Al-Menbar political bloc, to restrict work hours during Ramadhan to four whole hours! – but only to Muslims. […]

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Extradited cleric takes editor to court for defamation

Extradited cleric takes editor to court for defamation

28 Aug, '0744 Comments

You probably remember Mr. Wagdy Ghoneim, the guy that was thrown out of the States and is now still waiting for being blessed with a Bahraini passport (shock horror!) even though his immensely popular religious show on our Bahrain TV canned; hence, the country no longer requires his services, but he’s not only still around, […]

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