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· October, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from October, 2008

Bahrain: Hollywood-Inspired Anti-Muslim Prejudices

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to an article by Bahrain-based Paul J Balles, who writes about Hollywood-inspired anti-Muslim prejudices.

Egypt: Eye Opening Bahrain Visit

Alien Back [Ar], from Egypt, visited Bahrain and wrote his impressions here.

Bahrain: Naked truth?

Maldita, a Filipina in Bahrain, wonders why anyone uses automatic translators; instead of “You are not worth anything” she got the translation “You do not have clothes“…

Bahrain: Where are the bloggers?

Yagoob asks if bloggers in Bahrain are a dying species.

Bahrain: The Story of Shawarma

From Bahrain, Indonesian blogger Ian Hamzah posts a picture of a Shawarma plate, and explains the Middle Eastern style sandwich and its history.

Bahrain: Credit crunch explained

Bahraini blogger Evil Odd explains the credit crunch in simple terms: “There are three sheep in the farm. One carries inedible, infected meat. The other carries somewhat edible, but mostly...

Bahrain: The pleasures and perils of studying abroad

Although Bahrain has a number of universities, both government and private, many Bahrainis have the opportunity to go abroad to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies, often by means of scholarships....

Bahrain: I Want My Daughters to be Arrogant

From Bahrain, Mohammad Al-Ubaydli wants to teach his daughter how to be arrogant. “So for my daughters, it begins with teaching them to be as arrogant as men tend to...

Bahrain: The ‘blogfather’ retires

Mahmood, the ‘blogfather’ of Bahraini blogging, has decided to quit.

Arabeyes: Here Comes the One-Eye Veil

From a veil which covers the face but allows women to show their two eyes, an Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia is now calling for a veil which shows one...

Bahrain: Teleconference with US Students

Mideast Youth will be hosting a Skype teleconference call with American students in a US high school, writes Bahraini Esra'a.

Bahrain: Unwelcome Company in Japan

Bahraini Yagoob is in Japan – with some unwelcome company.

Bahrain: Published Papers

Bahraini Mohammed Al-Ubaydli announces: “A proud day for me: not only is my brother’s new paper published, but it is also the first time that we have published in the...

Bahrain: The Dead Canary

From Bahrain, Suhail Algosaibi writes this story about his dead canary.

Bahrain: Comedy without borders

Bahraini blogger Ammar, who runs the site Bahrain Talent, has just seen the Axis of Evil Comedy team perform in Bahrain – and was pleased that local comedians were able...

Bahrain: The other side of Eid

Bahraini blogger Cookie hates Eid, for one because it gives family members a chance to catch you and settle old scores; she says, “Prepare your speech of revenge with your...

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