Tag: political-parties

Asala pips Wefaq in Bylaws change demands

26 Feb, '077 Comments

I’m impressed. The Asala bloc (Salafists) have tabled a motion to comprehensively amend the Parliamentary bylaws (amending 40 of the 220 articles) through which parliament will become a much stronger institution, leaving Al-Wefaq, the erstwhile boycotting society, to eat their dust and continue to bang on their chests that they are the harbingers of change. […]

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A slip of tongue?

A slip of tongue?

22 Feb, '071 Comment

State something once, and you would probably be forgiven for a possible slip of the tongue, but if a it is repeated thrice – as a warning – what other explanation could there be other than the person being warned is a known repeat offender? Thus was the state of affairs between Mohammed Khaled and […]

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Parliament might actually work!

Parliament might actually work!

10 Dec, '0637 Comments

This is not a picture that would tug at the heart strings of people like Jassim Al-Saidi and Mohammed Khalid, both sworn to disrupt any move by the Al-Wefaq Islamic Society to discuss or propose any law. Mohammed Khalid is on record by swearing that he will “not let Al-Wefaq touch the Defence budget even […]

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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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Brainfarting season has started, officially

Brainfarting season has started, officially

30 Oct, '065 Comments

This site’s blocking order notwithstanding, it is quite apparent that the official brainfarting season has started in earnest. Take a look at this gem for instance: شن الشيخ جلال الشرقي يوم أمس (السبت) حملة ضد من أسماهم ‘’الليبراليين والعلمانيين واللادينيين’’ من جانب، وعلى الصحافيين الذين يهاجمون رجال الدين والإسلاميين من جانب آخر، أثناء حديثه في […]

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