Monday , November 20 2017

Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli

Facts outweigh radical lies

OUR ears have been deafened by the religious austerity-tinted artificial slogans of the radicals, long beards, ‘below the knee’ dishdashas and deep hatred against those who do not tow their line or follow their uncivilized, outdated principles. We see in our everyday life many such individuals who do not comply …

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‘I swear by God it is rumor’

THE headline of this article is the same as the title of a song of Iraqi-Saudi singer Majid Al-Muhandis. I adore this song but I confess it secretly maybe because its vocabulary is weird. I do not know why I remembered this song twice this week. The first time when …

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He cried … they cried!

THE Board Chairman of Nokia Corporation, a multinational firm which for long years had topped the cellphone industry, addressed the company workers when the firm was sold for just $2 billion to US Microsoft Corporation although the company was worth tens of billions. The former Nokia Chairman said, “We did …

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Jolie … right way of understanding Islam

WHO among us does not know the famous Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who has played the lead role in dozens of emotional, social and action movies? She has played her roles exceptionally well like no one before her and got married to a ‘boy’, the spoiled Hollywood star (Brad Pitt). …

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Eiffel Tower not more precious than Bourj el-Barajneh

I RECEIVED a ‘colorful’ message through the social communication media, saying “the Eiffel Tower is not more precious than Bourj el-Barajneh.” I wished these words could reach as many people as possible who are still alive like you and me, and billions of other humans. The atrocities being committed by …

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Why don’t we care for ‘Don Quixote’?

MR Bandar Al-Harbi wrote an article in the Nov 3 issue of Al-Hayat newspaper. The article comprises classic literary work of noted writer Abdulrahman Badawi. In fact, the masterpieces pertaining to his literary work are just four — the Iliad of Homer, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Goethe’s Faust and Don Quixote …

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Clean versus dejected revolution era

I PRAISE and thank my Lord for I lived in the era before this dejected revolution, i.e. dirty revolution. I praise and thank Almighty Allah for allowing me to live during the clean revolution era. In the clean era, the revolutions were against tyranny, injustice, deviance and corruption; contrary to …

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Trudeau the ‘best’ example for young

I DO not know why we do not allow our young men in the Arab world to demonstrate their leadership talents. I do not know why we always put our trust in the elderly people our age or more senior to us. I was impressed about what happened last week …

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Of slander, blemish

THE decision by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to suspend all Kuwait’s football activities under the pretext local laws do not correspond with international laws following government ‘interference’ in football affairs in the country is just a flimsy valueless decision. FIFA is currently soaked to the skin in disciplinary …

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Of deserving and underserving laws

THE Russian-Armenian belly dancer Sofinar Gourian whose stage name is ‘Safinaz’ was sentenced to six months imprisonment for humiliating the Egyptian flag. On Monday, the Egyptian Misdemeanors Court set her free but decided to double the fine and ordered her to pay 30,000 Egyptian pounds. The Public Prosecution in Egypt had charged …

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