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The Assassination of Barack Obama

No he’s not. Yet. And I hope that he never falls as a victim of violence of any sort, as I wish the rest of humanity. This is just a hypothetical question as I have heard it repeated over the last few days as it seems people are flabbergasted at the possibility of a black man becoming the most powerful man in the world. Above all of that, is the hint that that person has a …

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Time to roll the sleeves up

We held our elections at the Rotary during our last weekly meeting on Monday night for positions for both 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 offices. These offices are not taken lightly, they carry good responsibilities which embody the Rotarian’s motto of “Service above self” and just a quick glance at what has already been achieved by the Rotary Club of Adliya is testament to the hard work already put in by passionate community aware and service-oriented good people. …

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It’s over, an islamist parliament is complete

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All but one of the liberal candidates have not made it into the new parliament, which has a distinct Islamist feel to it: 17 Wefaq (Shi’a), 8 Minbar (Muslim Brotherhood) and 5 Asala (Salafis). That’s 75% of the make-up of parliament, but when you look closely at the rest, only one is liberal, and the rest have distinct Islamist leaning, one of those actually (Jassim Al-Saidi) is so extreme, even the Asala bloc cannot afford to …

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The Bahraini Knights

These four gentlemen have sacrificed more for this country and its people than the whole bunch of Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood candidates and MPs ever have, or ever will. To even start to list the good that the four gentlemen have done so far would fill volumes, while all the Islamists gave us is veiled drivers and bearded police and military personnel. Without Wa’ad and their allies we would not have known of the transgressions of …

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Most unpopular candidate

There must be winners and losers in any competition, otherwise what’s the point of calling it a race. But if you lose against a strong opponent, that actually makes you stronger and hopefully you will gain a few lessons so that next time around you will have a chance to whip his beehind. Not this guy though. The only thing that this guy got out of the race is how actually unpopular he is. Why do …

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