Stories from 3 August 2005
openDemocracy is reporting on Mr. Ahmadinejad's hand-kisses to the Supreme leader and saying that it is very meaningful.
The Egyptian Sandmonkey is not optimistic after he read Sayed Al Qimni’s interview. His conclusion is that Muslim moderates and secularists will never win the ideological war with the Islamists fundamentalist fanatics.
Nora talks about her black Saturday experience and says that last Saturday's protest was no less violent than the 25th of May.
scepticMe is shouting for tolerance and a multicultural society, to respect different race, ethnicity and religion and beliefs.
Wondering what Michel Jackson is doing in Bahrain? Well, Silly Bahraini Girl posted a photo of him while shopping at Seef Shopping Mall.
Mauritanian blogger Rauf writes about the apparent coup that has taken place in Mauritania. A rough, machine-assisted translation of what's been posted to his blog:
Shootings with heavy weapon were heard Wednesday morning in Nouakchott after the presidential guard had taken the control of several strategic points of the Mauritanian capital, where a military coup d'etat has occurred in the absence of the Head of the State, Maaouyia Ould Taya. As of 5H00 local (and GMT), soldiers of the presidential guard took the control of the buildings of the staff, the radio and national television and blocked access to the presidency and the ministries, according to this source. According to observers, they also positioned vehicles equipped with heavy weapons and anti-aircraft batteries at several strategic points of the capital. Five shootings of heavy machines resounded with 10h15 close to the center of Nouakchott, whose streets were emptied gradually, of the population. In the capital, the administrative buildings were deserted and activity was weak at the end of the morning, with only some pedestrians and vehicles in the streets.I'll try to track down more Mauritanian bloggers - hope others will do the same.
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