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The Quran: The issue of the content and the container?

The Quran: The issue of the content and the container?

9 Sep, '152 Comments

Once again, a riot breaks out by Muslims outraged at the tearing and disrespecting the Holy Quran. Not for the first time, and I daresay not the last either. I’m used to these outrageous riots in both Pakistan and Afghanistan especially, for some unknown reason. These riots don’t tend to happen in the Gulf or most of […]

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225 Royally Pardoned

225 Royally Pardoned

31 Jul, '0818 Comments

This generous royal gesture should be followed up immediately by various other steps to ensure that social justice prevails. His majesty might also consider the fact that without such social justice, many of those release and others might continue to demonstrate to express their chagrin at the iniquitous circumstances they find themselves in.

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“It was just a bump” they claimed

“It was just a bump” they claimed

17 Apr, '0811 Comments

With 15 people still in custody for allegedly torching a police car and stealing a weapon, there were several claims of the accused being subjected to harsh treatment including beatings. Their lawyer demanded that they immediately be submitted to medical examination to ascertain the reality of the situation, the Ministry of Interior refused initially, but […]

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“Martyr’s Day” commemoration death

17 Dec, '0747 Comments

I’ve just received a report that a Ali Jassim Mohammed, a 31 year old, was taken to the International Hospital about two hours ago in an unconscious state due to tear-gas exposure fired at a demonstration in Jidd Haffs. He was one of many taking part to commemorate the contentious “Martyr’s Day” which the opposition […]

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Wot? No Rubber Bullets?

23 Jun, '0740 Comments

Rubber bullets don’t inflict enough pain, it seems, so now riot control police in Bahrain have started using live ammunition instead. Much more effective of course, especially if the intent is to kill rather than merely control: «الأهالي سمعوا صوتا لإطلاق النار فاتصلوا بي وبعد حضوري إلى المنطقة أكد لي رجال الأمن أنهم اطلقوا 3 […]

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