Tag: Society

Told you so!

2 Apr, '0684 Comments

Remember this discussion we’ve had way back in April 2004 in which I contended that: This is however what I have seen, an unsuspecting motorsports tourist approaches, he gets handed the “package” he walks away opening it as he does so thinking he’ll get something about motorsports, a restaurant guide, a tourist map, etc and […]

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Championing the Prophet

Championing the Prophet

22 Mar, '0686 Comments

Action by the Muslim world over the publication of offensive cartoons in European papers will be the focus of a two-day conference to be held in Bahrain from today. The international event will be chaired by renowned Qatar-based scholar Yousef Al Qardawi and attended by Muslim scholars, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps. […]

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Another metric heads south

18 Mar, '0669 Comments

The US State Department released its Human Rights Report on Bahrain for 2005, and it’s not good at all. If anything, it’s probably more damning than the ones released in the 90s, considering we have democracy now and even a parliament. Thanks SBG for the heads-up.

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Family Law, part deux

Family Law, part deux

6 Mar, '0626 Comments

Prepare yourself for another 100,000+ person march this weekend (yes, the F1 weekend!) to blackmail the parliament to rescind the Family Law the government sent it yesterday. Our e-steamed clerics are adamant that the proposed Family Law which concerns the Ja’afari sect (Shi’a) NOT be discussed and passed into law by parliament. What are their […]

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Phase 2?

Phase 2?

25 Feb, '0611 Comments

A couple of days ago, an important and sacred shi’a mosque was destroyed reportedly by Wahabis or their sympathisers. Yesterday, another group again reported to be Wahabis attacked the most important oil manifold in the world in Abqaiq, a couple of hours’ drive from Bahrain. These actions are hardly indiscriminate. In the first, a clear […]

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