The Week That Was in Bahrain

Culture and arts took the forefront at the Bahraini blogger scene this week, despite the action taking part at the Bahrain International Circuit, where the kingdom hosted the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 12.
While Mahmood Al Yousif opted to buy 10 concert tickets for the price of one Grand Prix ticket, Silly Bahraini Girl woke up at 6am to catch the action from the comfort of her living room, in Ontario, Canada.

And while Mahmood & Co. were enjoying their Jazz and music nights, SBG treated herself to a performance of Lord of the Dance!Meanwhile, Ali Al Saeed is keeping us posted with developments on a new project he has been working on. Models of Success will be released in Bahrain on March 19. Even our Bahraini in Alaska is dancing to the latest tunes of his son's school band!

Away from arts, both Haitham Sabbah and Silly Bahraini Girl tackled the country reports on human rights, published by the US Department of State, from different perspectives. While Sabbah questioned the US human rights’ policies, SBG highlighted some of the abuses recorded in Bahrain as outlined by the report.
Sabbah also sheds light on news about blocking the much acclaimed and awaited Rachel's Words and highlights recent incidents in Palestine, calling for further action to stop the blood shed.

In other matters, Sabbah draws our attention to increasing Islamophobia which is taking the West by storm. If this is not all, fundamentalists are also being scared off by homosexuals in The Netherlands a bid to them away from their lands!

Back to Bahrain and another Bahraini blogger, Dr Abdul Hadi Khalaf, who writes from Sweden about local issues back home. Here he posts a commentary on reforms in the Kingdom, published by the Arab Reform Bulletin.

Last but not least versatile American blooger Tooners, who is married to a Bahraini, narrates to us her touching experience meeting an Iraqi woman at the gym – reminding us once again how unhealthy hatred is!

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