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Bahraini Government acts as a Religious Policeman

Bahraini Government acts as a Religious Policeman

23 Jan, '0847 Comments

Love is very precious. It is the one thing that fills you with immense happiness and allows your spirit to soar beyond traditional boundaries without any regard to cultural taboos, if left unhindered, of course. People also have been known to do really stupid things in the name of love. But regardless of how others […]

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Burial

Burial

19 Feb, '0729 Comments

We went to bury a relation yesterday. The old lady was ill for a long while unfortunately. She was much loved by her children, relations and the community around her. May she rest in peace now. This is the "Shi’a" cemetery in Hoora, in the Bahraini capital Manama. Due to the copious rains we’ve had […]

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Ashura, time for the community

Ashura, time for the community

26 Jan, '0761 Comments

A traditional activity during the Muharram Ashura commemorations is that various communities in Bahrain do different things, all of which are helping each other, especially taking care of the less fortunate by giving alms and/or food. The food is cooked by various entities and distributed for free to everyone who wants it. The "Ajam Bahrainis" […]

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Rapprochement gone wrong

22 Jan, '0774 Comments

this article was updated on 23/1/07 at 0900 please click the title or the link at the bottom to read the full article. Muslim scholars say spilling of Shiite and Sunni blood must stop By DPA Jan 22, 2007, 14:10 GMT Doha – Muslim scholars from around the Arab world, convening in Qatar Monday, appealed […]

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Ancestral Vices

29 Dec, '0615 Comments

Stopping evolutionary change is like trying to stop a tsunami with a few bags of sand. It just doesn’t work. I think the rulers of the Middle East recognise that fact, but they think that hiding their heads deep enough in the sand will delay their populace’s recognition of the fact. The majority actually do […]

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