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Con man – Bahraini style take 2

تأجير المناهل بعض الإخوة الأعزاء نوابنا الأفاضل .. نراهم يتعاملون مع ديننا الإسلامي بنفس طريقة تعاملهم مع الشؤون السياسية معتقدين بأنه من الممكن لهم تشكيل الدين وما يحلله وما يحرمه حسب ما تمليه عليهم ظروف ( البزنس ) الموجودة في السوق .. يتلاعبون بالحلال والحرام ويكيفونه على المزاج وهم يعلمون بأنهم إن خدعوا الإنسان فلا يمكنهم خداع الرحمن .. نائب للشعب ومسلم ومصلي للخمسة فروض ومؤدي لجميع المناسك الدينية من صلاة وصيام وزكاة وصدقة ØŒ وهو …

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MPs with Religious Police mentality

I am quite convinced that this parliament doesn’t know why it was actually voted in. Apart from the sectarian overtones in almost every thing they do, they cannot distinguish between parliamentary work from that of the pulpit. Let me aid them in understanding the simple difference: the first is legislative and the other is advisory. To amplify the explanation on the latter; being an adviser does not give that person nor body the exclusive keys to …

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Asala pips Wefaq in Bylaws change demands

I’m impressed. The Asala bloc (Salafists) have tabled a motion to comprehensively amend the Parliamentary bylaws (amending 40 of the 220 articles) through which parliament will become a much stronger institution, leaving Al-Wefaq, the erstwhile boycotting society, to eat their dust and continue to bang on their chests that they are the harbingers of change. What I have seen from Wefaq so far is their procrastinations and confusion. We were led to believe that they would …

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Och, there’s nought wrong with ’em

More than two months after the elections, the Transparency along with the Bahrain Human Rights Societies came out with their Elections Report yesterday in which they affirmed – basically – that the elections were “free and fair”. No reservations. No pointing out the obvious. But even condoned the use of the General Voting Centers which have caused the single most important objection to the elections, along with the “floating 8,000 votes” originally claimed by Salman bin …

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Inflation

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I’m no economist, but was alarmed – once again – at how our parliament is studiously pushing the country over the edge and into the void. I would appreciate it if someone with economic knowledge would educate me about this subject. Our government is ignorant of the country’s level of inflation; the Minister of Commerce & Industry seems to base his information on numbers released by a commercial bank which pegged it at 5% (double that …

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