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Shouting in the dark

Prize-winning Al Jazeera documentary about the protests on Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain in 2011 that were cracked down by the GCC shield force (i.e. Saudi troops). http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/2011/08/201184144547798162.html “The Bahraini people touched the soul of freedom. They won’t go back!”

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News from Saudi Arabia

NRC Handelsblad featured recently an article about King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and his discontent about young Saudis travelling to Syria to fight against Bashar al-Assad. [1] Although King Abdullah would prefer to see Bashar al-Assad resigning rather sooner than … Continue reading

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Mona Eltahawy – Do Arab men hate women?

Mona Eltahawy’s article in Foreign Policy Magazine from 2012 ‘Why do they hate us?’ has been extremely controversial, especially considering the us vs. them binary of women vs. men which excludes men from wanting equality for women. Two days ago the … Continue reading

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Follow up to the previous article

And there he is: One of the three irresistable man who was too hot for Saudi Arabia: http://blog.asiantown.net/-/17945/ladies–for-your-treat–the-man-who-is-deported-from-saudi-arabia-for-being-too-handsome

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Expelled from Saudi Arabia because they were too handsome…

Read here: “A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission members feared female visitors could fall for them,” the news service said, adding that the festival’s management … Continue reading

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