Stories about Bahrain from November, 2005
Bahrain: Street Boiling
Zainab Alkhawaja reported that a Bahraini activist was raped two nights ago. Due to lack of proper action from local authorities, Mahmood say that Bahrain is going through a situation that threatens to turn the country once again upside down internally, and losing it whatever is left of its tattered...
Bahrain: Propagating Hate?
Mahmood says that the Bahraini government does have a responsibility in facing people who spread hate, sedition and sectarian discord. Specially when it comes from religious figures!
The Caribbean Blogosphere: Football fever and more
If only in terms of sheer volume, the leading story in the Caribbean blogosphere this week was the Trinidad & Tobago football team's qualification for the 2006 World Cup on November 16. The team Trinidad & Tobago beat in order to qualify was Bahrain (hence the oft-repeated line that whichever...
Bahrain: Proud Bahraini
SillyBahrainiGirl says: “How are the football players faring? I doubt that all of them are enjoying the perks of life, if they had to play under the threat of getting a home, a car and money or losing it all should they lose the match! I don't see why anyone...
Trinidad and Tobago, Bahrain: World Cup Qualifier
Caribbean Free Radio has plenty of links (and a podcast) on reaction to Trinidad and Tobago's latest match against Bahrain.
Bahrain: Future Forum
Mahmood wondering: Do they think that hosting a forum for the Future in an Arab country was going to get them some results?
Mahmood describing one of yesterday's demonstration in Bahrain for codification of personal and family status laws, he says: “Bahrain is a deeply religious country for the most part and they would not walk, but run to execute the religious leadership's requests, and run they did this afternoon by their thousands....
Bahrain: Ramadan Alcohol Ban
Bahrain's top hotels are being penalised from today for defying the Ramadan alcohol ban. Mahmood wonders: “we have plenty of personal freedoms in Bahrain. We also welcome tourists. What happened to “no compulsion in religion” and what happened to the individual's right to choose?“
SillyBahrainiGirl asks: “Isn't it reassuring to know that ministries and government agencies in Bahrain are corrupt?“
After all, Halloween is also celebrated in Bahrain.