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An Islamic State or a State for Muslims?

An Islamic State or a State for Muslims?

11 May, '066 Comments

That’s the quintessential question that we need to explore, it doesn’t matter if we ever answer it really, as long as we honestly pursue the various answers, a variety of which are going to be correct. The more we explore our history in context and without dogmatic set interpretations, we might actually arrive at answers […]

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Is the Wahabi wall crumbling?

3 May, '0667 Comments

I sure hope so, and judging by this article, it might well be the beginning of the end, and not a moment too soon, says I: “This is one of the blessings of September 11. It put the brakes on the [Wahhabi] practice of takfir , excommunicating everyone who didn’t exactly follow their creed,” said […]

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Press Freedom Day

2 May, '069 Comments

On the eve of the Press Freedom Day, the press in this, as well as virtually the whole Middle East, are in shackles, with parliaments aiding and abetting the press and its workers’ incarceration, utilising that ever-present fillip: religion, to justify imprisoning journalists and anyone else who dares to speak their mind and challenge a […]

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A present to Ali Matter and his lot

A present to Ali Matter and his lot

24 Apr, '0617 Comments

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a special lash and mask kit I would like to present to our dear member of parliament Ali Mattar who suggested the very valid and totally workable solution to penalise errant journalists… WHIP THEIR ASS! And of course Mattar is going to wear that mask while he’s doling out […]

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MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

5 Apr, '0679 Comments

A Bahraini MP yesterday called for the gradual introduction of Sharia (Islamic) law to deal with all criminals. Another claimed that thieves should have their hands chopped off because “God ordered us to do so”. However, one described the punishment as unfair if adulterers are not stoned. The comments were made in parliament yesterday as […]

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