Tag: Politics

Barack is a TERRORIST!

Barack is a TERRORIST!

5 Mar, '0848 Comments

Barack is a TERRORIST!, originally uploaded by malyousif. We happened across this woman protesting in front of a Starbucks cafe yesterday morning. Her message is interesting; she contends that: “Barack Hussein promised “change.” What type of change? Black Supremacy. This is worse than September 11, 2001. Black Panther Islam unite to destroy whites & those […]

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Delivered a lecture at Princeton University

Delivered a lecture at Princeton University

5 Mar, '086 Comments

At the invitation of Daoud Kuttab, the visiting Ferris Professor of “New Media and the Arab World” at Princeton University, I gave a lecture to his students this morning about the Middle East Human Rights and Freedom of Expression situations from a blogger’s and political activist’s perspective. This is essentially the same presentation I did […]

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Damn, missed it!

28 Feb, '081 Comment

Whenever I’m away, the first thing I do when I wake up is check the news back home. It continuously brings me back to our own version of surreal reality. Yesterday’s news hit the mark quite squarely, thank you very much; our illustrious parliament dropped the second impeachment proceedings [translate] against a sitting minister. Of […]

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New era at the Ministry of Information?

New era at the Ministry of Information?

3 Feb, '087 Comments

I was thrilled to read in Al-Waqt in the weekend that the new minister of information, Jehad buKamal, affirmed that the new new Press & Publications Law will not stipulate any prison sentences against journalists [translate], except for denigrating God or the king. The exception is accepted – for now – as otherwise the law […]

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Frustration, a good catalyst for change

Frustration, a good catalyst for change

15 Jan, '0876 Comments

I can fully understand our Crown Prince’s frustration with the government and officially welcome him into our ranks, the ranks of I would say the majority of Bahrainis whose only recourse to their frustration is to habitually bang heads against solid walls of stasis and fear of change. To the government, they think that they […]

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