Tag: Society

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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Ahhhh… Muharraqis

Ahhhh… Muharraqis

29 Apr, '06175 Comments

Very pretty aren’t they? Kids fronting a demonstration in Muharraq yesterday in support of “the Iraqi resistance” and the Palestinians. The demonstration was organised by some group calling themselves “National Justice Movement” in cooperation with the Shura Islamic Political Society and National Constitutional Grouping which brought out about 150 people, according to Al-Wasat (arabic). Now […]

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Truth & Reconciliation!

22 Apr, '0617 Comments

The best news to come out of Bahrain for a very very long time… this could be the very thing we need to turn a new page for the whole community, after 30 very dark years: Justice and reconciliation in the Bahrain reform process will come under the spotlight at a five-day conference organised by […]

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It’s in good hands

It’s in good hands

9 Apr, '0612 Comments

As part of a regular monthly gathering with business people and entrepreneurs I am involved with, the whole board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry were invited to mingle with us, and more importantly to share with us their plans and outlook in their latest term in office which brought in a number […]

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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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