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Mistrial?

Mistrial?

14 Jan, '1113 Comments

You might have heard that there is a trial taking place in Bahrain in which 25 Bahrainis are accused of crimes against the state, everything from sedition through to terrorism and incitement against the regime, all of which carry rather heavy sentences. You might have also heard that a gag order has been imposed on […]

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The Ambassador Speaketh

The Ambassador Speaketh

9 Jan, '110 Comments

Interesting interview in Al-Wasat this morning in which its editor-in-chief interviewed the departing American Ambassador to Bahrain Mr Adam Ereli. The interview had three axes: reflections on his tenure in Bahrain, Freedoms of Expression as exercised (or lack thereof) in Bahrain and the Internet in particular and lastly human rights. It’s surprising and refreshing to […]

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Parallels in dealing with terrorism

Parallels in dealing with terrorism

27 Aug, '1023 Comments

Bahrain is now on fire. Officially. The King has unambiguously unleashed the security apparatus’ hand in “dealing with saboteurs and terrorists”; those who burn tyres in the streets and lob molotov cocktails on all and sundry. Good, said many. “Deal with them with an iron fist” said others, and recently, we’ve had the usual posse […]

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Al-Mubtakar, a Bahraini explosive device destined for NY

Al-Mubtakar, a Bahraini explosive device destined for NY

23 Jun, '107 Comments

No sooner than publishing Faisal Shahzad, yet another dimwit falls for it, I came across this: Eleven plots against NYC disrupted since Sept. 11 * 2003 – Five Bahraini men were arrested on the border between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. An investigation uncovered a plan on a computer to detonate an explosive device on the […]

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Faisal Shahzad, yet another dimwit falls for it.

Faisal Shahzad, yet another dimwit falls for it.

23 Jun, '1018 Comments

With yet another bomber attempting to unleash death and destruction on innocent lives, isn’t it time to re-evaluate the real cause of these acts and rather than continue to treat the symptoms, remove the cancer once and for all?

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