"Pigs Fly Moment" – Arab World Precedent: Bahrain Adds Hizbullah To List Of Terrorist Organizations.

May 7, 2013

HT: Memri.By: R. Goldberg, (Other) On April 7, 2013, the Bahraini government approved a proposal by parliament to compile a list of terrorist organizations and to enter Hizbullah onto it, and ordered the interior and foreign ministries to take steps to implement this resolution. This is an unprecedented move in the Arab world, which comes after the exposure of terrorist cells and attacks in Bahrain that are attributed to this Lebanese Shi’ite organization, and following Shi’ite protests in the kingdom that began in February 2011, which the Bahraini government claimed had been guided and funded by Iran and Hizbullah. The Bahraini authorities’ fear of involvement in the country by Hizbullah and Iran stems from their fear that Iran could use Bahrain’s largely Shi’ite population to take over the country and make it an “Iranian province.” In this context, it should be mentioned that a July 2007 article published by the editor of the Iranian daily Kayhan, Hossein Shariatmadari, stated, among other things, that “Bahrain is part of Iran’s soil, having been separated from it through an illegal conspiracy [spawned] by… Shah [Pahlavi, in conjunction with] the American and British governments. The principal demand of the Bahraini people today is to return this province, which was separated from Iran, to its mother, Islamic Iran…”[1]The Bahraini government press praised Hizbullah’s inclusion in the list of terrorist organizations and saw it as “the fulfillment of a popular demand;” conversely, the Shi’ite opposition, led by the Al-Wefaq movement, condemned the move, claiming that the Bahraini regime is the one that uses terrorism against the Bahraini people and against those demanding reforms. It should be mentioned that Iran also condemned the Bahraini move, but Hizbullah itself has yet to comment.
Following the Bahraini decision, voices were heard calling for the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to take a similar step, and the Bahraini parliament speaker disclosed that such a move is, in fact, being considered. ….and Europe still thinks Hezbolls is a charity organization.(MORE)


Bahrain revoked the citizenship of a naturalized Kenyan runner for racing in Israel h/t @ChallahHuAkbar

September 14, 2012

Kenyan-born Yusuf Saad Kamel of Bahrain holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the men’s 1,500 metres final during the World Athletics Championships Berlin in this Aug. 19, 2009 file photo. (photo by REUTERS/Phil Noble/Files)

On Jan. 4, 2007, Bahraini runner Mushir Salem Jawhar won a marathon in Israel, thus becoming the first athlete from an Arab country to participate in an Israeli sports tournament. The Bahrainis were not happy to see one of their nationals raising their country’s flag in the Tiberias Sports Stadium. [The incident] was met with a wave of condemnation.
As a result, the Bahraini Athletics Federation removed Jawhar’s name from the federation’s lists, and the authorities decided to confiscate his passport and strip him of his Bahraini [citizenship]. The poor guy returned to Kenya, his country of origin, and to his real name, Leonard Moshiromaina, by which he was known in sports stadiums before he was brought to Bahrain as part of a campaign that aims to naturalize foreign athletes.
The “scandal” of the Kenyan/Bahraini runner did not put an end to the policy of athlete naturalization in Bahrain or other Gulf Arab states. Apart from requiring new naturalized athletes to not participate in sports competitions in Israel, Bahrain has not stopped the naturalization of athletes.
As we have seen in the London Olympics recently, 10 out of 13 male and female participants representing Bahrain were Kenyans and Ethiopians. To Bahraini sports officials, these athletes are the fastest and probably the cheapest way to raise the country’s flag in international arenas. As long as it is possible to obtain athletes from Africa and Asia, Bahraini officials will find no reason to provide the necessary infrastructure, services and training plans to prepare local athletes.

@RichardBranson and @VirginMegaME are you INSANE? #Virgin Megastore recommends #MeinKampf to its Arab customers

December 4, 2011
(EOZ) A Twitter user has a photo of a book display at a Virgin Megastore in Qatar: Yes, that is Hitler’s Mein Kampf prominently displayed as a recommendation for Virgin’s Arabic-reading customers! And it is not only in Qatar. This blog post from Bahrain shows that the Virgin store there also recommends Mein Kampf. So this does not look like it was the decision of the local store manager, but of Virgin Megastores for the entire Arab region. What does Richard Branson think? You can tweet him at @richardbranson or you can complain to the Virgin Megastores Middle East at @VirginMegaME.

…and actually I am against censorship, but in that respect you will respect my right to communicate that this PISSES ME OFF! Yes… we all know they can read it on the internet if it isn’t sold in stores, but a corporation shouldn’t make it recommended reading.

Bahrain Expats Launch Opposition TV Channel

August 7, 2011
Bahrain’s government stamped down anti-government protests in February, and since then hardly any news has filtered out of the island nation due to strict control over the media.

Bahraini expatriates have set up a TV channel in London, with the aim of giving viewers around the world an unbiased account of what is currently happening in Bahrain.

Despite having been plagued with obstacles since their launch last month, the small team behind the channel is determined to continue, but for now it can be watched only on the internet.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from London.

via librabunda.blogspot.com

Bahraini King’s Son Weds Saudi King’s Daughter

June 20, 2011

The Bahraini news agency BNA reported that Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the son of Bahrain’s king, married Sahab bint Abdallah bin Abd Al-Aziz, the daughter of the Saudi king, on June 16.

The report added that this marriage strengthens Saudi-Bahraini relations even more, following the Saudi assistance in quelling the unrest in Bahrain in March, 2011.

France 24 correspondent tortured for covering pro-democracy demonstrations

May 31, 2011
When Nazeeha Saeed, the Bahrain correspondent of France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya, was summoned to a police station in the city of Rifa’a for questioning at midday on 22 May, she expected to be back home two hours later and had no inkling of the nightmare awaiting her.
On arriving at the police station, she took a seat and waited calmly. Other women, mainly nurses, were also waiting, sitting on the floor.
An hour later, she was called. She entered an office where there was a male officer. In a quiet but unsettling voice, he told her to answer the questions that would be put to her. He then left her with a female officer, who accusing her of “lying” in her reports and told her to admit her links with the Hezbollah TV station Al-Manar and the Iranian Arabic-language TV station Al-Alam. “You must confess,” the woman kept repeating, going on to accuse her of participating in the pro-democracy demonstrations that have taking place in Bahrain since March.
An hour later, she was taken to another office. There, a woman police officer mocked and insulted her. When Nazeeha ignored her, the policewoman grabbed her by the chin, held it hard, and slapped her with the other hand. “You must tell me the truth,” she screamed, continuing to slap her and then seizing her by the hair and throwing her to the ground. Four policewomen proceeded to slap, punch and kick her repeatedly. One of the women took her shoe and forced it into her mouth. “You are worth less than this shoe,” she said.
With the shoe still in her mouth, she was dragged to yet another office, where she was blindfolded and was initially made to stand. Then she was forced to kneel on a chair, facing the back of the chair, exposing her back and the soles of her feet, which were now beaten repeatedly with a piece of flexible black plastic tubing. As she cried out with pain, a police officer kept shouting “Shut up and answer my questions” without asking any questions or without giving her time to say anything.
She continued to be accused of lying and of “harming Bahrain’s image.” The blows kept on coming. The blindfold finally fell from her eyes and she noticed the male officer, the one who had spoken to her initially, coldly observing the scene.
Nazeeha was then taken to a room where there were other women, nurses, who were awaiting their turn to be interrogated.
After a while, she was taken back for another interrogation session. The nightmare resumed. Blindfolded again, she was told to bray like a donkey and to walk like an animal. A new humiliation. And she was beaten again. At one point, a woman held a plastic bottle against her mouth. “Drink, it’s urine,” the woman cried, pressing her lips against the mouth of the bottle. Nazeeha managed to knock the bottle out of the policewoman’s hand, but the policewoman picked it up and poured part of its contents over her face. Nazeeha did not know what it was, but it stung her face.
She was taken to another office and was forced to kneel on a chair again. The soles of her feet, her back, her arms and her head were again beaten with the plastic tube.
She was taken back to the room where other women were waiting and the blindfold was removed. When she recovered the use of her eyes, she saw that it was past midnight. All the women, including Nazeeha, were now allowed to go to the toilet and were brought food. They were also brought documents to sign, without being able to read them. Nazeeha signed.
The policewoman who had initially received her at the police station checked all the women with a stethoscope and told them they would be sent to prison for 45 days, pending trial.
The head of the police station nonetheless asked to see Nazeeha. He told her he was very surprised to find her there and pretended not to know she had been interrogated. She was allowed to phone her mother and was finally allowed to return home. But she has not yet recovered from the ordeal. She continues to suffer physical and psychological after-effects.
The interior ministry subsequently announced proceedings against those responsible for the mistreatment. Nazeeha gave an account of her ordeal to the military prosecutor in charge of the investigation.
She is currently in France receiving medical care and is due to return to Bahrain tomorrow.
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way this journalist was mistreated and urges the authorities to carry out an independent and transparent investigation that sheds all possible light on this shocking and disgraceful episode. Those responsible should be charged and tried, as should those in the chain of command who were involved.
This young woman’s case gives a glimpse of the treatment of journalists by security forces in Bahrain. The list of detained reporters, photographers and cyber-dissidents keeps on getting longer amid complete indifference on the part of the international community.

…but I’m sure the feminists will say this is “Western Man’s Fault”

Jews, the last suckers in the Middle East

April 9, 2011


Kuwait and UAE an ally which tinkers towards Revolution lost to their crazy people…Israel officially became the last country in the Middle East stupid enough to buy American weapons: hugely overpriced, beefed up technologically to the point of being unreliable, and bringing political dependence on the United States which can refuse to supply spare parts. We always advocated switching from the United States to Russia for military purchases.

This week, the US Defense Secretary failed to mend relations with Saudi Arabia which abandoned a $60 billion deal to buy American weapons. Though Saudis cited financial constraints given the cost of their involvement in Bahrain, their switching from the US to Russia and China is slap in the face of Washington which lost one of its most important allies, faithful for six decades.
The Saudi move leaves Israel, Kuwait, and UAE as the only pro-American countries around here.  via JEWS 4 JETS and  samsonblinded.org

How is a Sovereign state not allowed to repair their own Planes? No illegal negotiations concerning borders till Israel can protect itself
The JSF, also known as the F-35, is a stealth fighter jet under development by Lockheed Martin. Last year, Israel received approval from the Pentagon to purchase up to 75 aircraft in a deal that could reach close to $20 billion.

Defense officials told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that talks between the Israeli defense delegation in Washington and the Pentagon have picked up speed in recent weeks but have yet to result in agreement due to the US’s refusal to grant Israel access to the plane’s internal computer mainframe. via  WLKYChyronSaysSteelersBeat‘JewYorkJets’TVSpy@mediabistro.com and jpost.com