Tag: sectarianism

Why #feb14 will never succeed

Why #feb14 will never succeed

8 Feb, '1176 Comments

With the Egyptian demonstrations entering their 15th day, with today reportedly the largest so far, they seem to have defied all naysayers and kept their focus sharp and their demands very well defined. I don’t have any doubts at all that Mubarak will fall well before his due date, his expiry date has already comprehensively […]

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Saidi finally to be disposed of?

Saidi finally to be disposed of?

6 Sep, '1028 Comments

I applaud his majesty’s speech delivered on Bahrain TV on the night of September 5th in which he reiterated that all are equal under the law and that unity is of paramount importance, especially at these difficult times. I emphasize my humble commitment to him that I shall continue to advocate peace and dissuade from […]

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The government’s solution to sectarianism

The government’s solution to sectarianism

23 Jun, '088 Comments

Is to create a over-sight commission headed by the Minister of Interior and includes representatives from the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Information to oversee whatever is published in the papers or electronic websites as well as whatever is said in the Friday sermons, and if any is found to be sectarian motivated, […]

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Of course the ministers were cleared!

Of course the ministers were cleared!

13 May, '084 Comments

Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs Minister Mansoor bin Rajab – who had been accused of financial, administrative and constitutional irregularities – was cleared by a parliamentary committee yesterday. […] Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa had always denied keeping Bahrain’s population explosion a secret. However, he was let off the hook yesterday by […]

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“Cleaner than a white dress”

“Cleaner than a white dress”

9 May, '082 Comments

Is a bastardisation of the translation of an Arabic idiom which is better transcribed in English as “Cleaner than a white thobe” at least – thobe being the Arabian traditional male garment – which might have taken away the derogatory insinuation given by the use of the word “dress”. This Arabic proverb is akin to […]

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