My son Arif’s Christmas gift to me was the book “Reel Bad Arabs, how Hollywood vilifies a people” by Jack Shaheen (it was made into a film as well – vimeo). It is a fascinating reference which took the author more than two decades to compile. In it, he reviewed over 1,000 Hollywood films which […]
Not very long, I think. After close to 60 people giving their lives up for their country in under a year, with this number set to rise, by all indications, with thousands dismissed for their jobs for no good reason, for hundreds still in prison just for expressing their opinions and for untold police brutality […]
If you’re not afraid of what and where Bahrain is going, then this clip should give you a good indication. In it, a bunch of ignoramuses are taking the mic in front of a government building in Muharraq inciting not only hatred, but openly calling for the killing of the Shia in Bahrain, and threatening […]
The case of a father sexually molesting his daughter is no longer unique in our Bahraini society. All the local papers carry such news on a daily basis and the trend is increasing. Should we continue to turn our backs on the affected children, or should we demand a solution be put in place to protect them? Shouldn’t there be a national task force with enough power to intervene?
I know, I know, I’m a news junky. Sue me. But for hilarity, I always turn to our local rag, the illustrious GDN, aided and abetted by our Parliament or honorable parliamentarians. Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad: It is the duty of the young to […]
Who benefits from violence? Who benefits from this? The above is a very unfortunate escalation of violence in Bahrain by people who think that this sort of criminal activity will help our democracy movement! And the thing that beggars belief is that we find people condoning this activity or are in complete and utter denial. […]
Name any country that does not recognise the sacrifices of its citizens, and Iâ€™ll guarantee that its government has no real legitimacy in the eyes of their own constituents. Sure they rule, but that is most probably due to the use of oppression to perpetuate their authority. Their tenuous hold on power promotes the culture […]