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Rasta Ladin January 23, 2008

Posted by Aella in Culture, Links, Pictures.
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Omar bin Laden with hot looking wife Jane Felix Browne
Just read that Usama bin Ladens son Omar don’t agree with him in how he is killing civilians and says that his father could conduct his fight in other ways. I haven’t heard of Omar before but man just looking at his pic, the guy looks cool enough. The resemblance of his father is of course there if you looking at his face. It’s like looking at a a mix of Bob Marley and Laden (for the Swedes – he reminds me of Tomas Di Leva). Keep it real as Ali would have said.
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The Ladens in Sweden on holiday. Osama circled. This picture is just too cool to be true.
It’s like you are just expecting them all to start singing and dancing to
“You should be dancing yeaah” (Bee Gees) . Really funky picture.
Gimme five Osama!
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Bloody cold January 16, 2008

Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Bahrain Daily, Culture, Life, Manama, UAE.
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The weather of Bahrain has beaten me. That’s what I get for being so cocky about it not being cold or cold enough. I am freezing ma ass of here. It is around 10 degrees and it feels like 0 if you ask me. Sitting here in my tracksuit and my Swedish knitted very hot socks (raggsockar minsann, fint som kattskit i välligen).

Today was a not so bad day. Things seems to clear up a little in my life. Still a long way to go but at least things headed in the right direction today hamdulillah. I need to format my laptop (again) and I have all my pictures on my ipod hence the lack of Bahrain Daily posts (I miss them). Inshallah I will get around to doing it soon.

I wrote a post a few days ago about Mr Bush visit here but didn’t post it cus it was written in anger. I didn’t like him coming here being treated as if he is some kind of a savior but when I saw the pictures of him dancing with some boys in UAE with his typical dumb smile on his face, I thought that perhaps this good treatment is what is needed to show the patience of the people in this region…I don’t know. All I know is that he should in reality be as welcome as Saddam Hussain when he was alive. Both of them cold blooded murderers in my opinion.

Today January 14, 2008

Posted by Aella in Bahrain, Beirut, Dubai, Karlskrona, Lebanon, Sweden.
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Is the saddest day this year I predict. More to come but this was a sad day. Really sad.

Free Fouad al Farhan January 7, 2008

Posted by Aella in Al Khobar, Bahrain, Beirut, Culture, Dubai, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Links, Manama, Pakistan, Qatar, Quotes, Saudi Arabia, Saudi culture, Sweden.
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I am disgusted. Yes, really disgusted by what the Saudi system have done and can do to whomever they please. Everywhere I go online I read about Saudi blogger Fouad al Farhan and his arrest. He has been in “custody” since the 10 of December 2007 without any charges. What did he really do wrong? He wrote. He expressed certain views that didn’t suit the Saudi system and that has landed him a cell in Saudi. Appalling. Shocking. But Saudi yes, so perhaps not surprising for him and many other people.

I must say from what I have read of his quotes, he has not been disrespectful in any way. Fouad is an educated, well spoken, intelligent person (a classic case of a person that any regime wants to silence) and not a bad mouth yob. At one stage he was “asked” by authorities to shut his blog down but he decided to stay online blogging since being silent was not an option for him. Why did he come back? Fouad wrote:

Why Do We Blog?

1. Because we believe we have opinions that deserve to be heard, and minds that should be respected.
2. Because societies do not progress until they learn to respect opinions of their members. And we would like to see our society progressing.
3. Because blogging is our only option. We do not have a free media, and freedom to assemble is not allowed.
4. Because we want to discuss our opinions.
5. Because we think.
6. Because we care.
7. Because blogging has had a positive effect on other societies and we want to see the same result in our society.
8. Because blogging is a reflection of the life of society members. And we are alive.
9. Because blogging is gaining increasing attention from media and governments. We want them to listen to us.
10. Because we are not scared.
11. Because we reject the cattle mentality.
12. Because we welcome diversity of opinions.
13. Because the country is for all, and we are part of it.
14. Because we want to reach out to everyone.
15. Because we refuse to be an “echo”.
16. Because we are not any less than bloggers in other societies.
17. Because we seek the truth.
18. Because our religion encourages us to speak out.
19. Because we are sick and tired of the Saudi media hypocrisy.
20. Because we are positive.
21. Because blogging is a powerful tool that can benefit society.
22. Because we are affected and we can affect.
23. Because we love our country.
24. Because we enjoy dialogue and don’t run away from it.
25. Because we are sincere.”

(this quote was taken from http://www.saudijeans.org)

Ahmad al Omran of well known blog Saudi Jeans has with some other people launched the Free Fouad campaign. Please visit the site and show your support for Fouad and his family.

To the ones responsible for Fouads captivity I say – Free Fouad today damn it! I hope Fouad knows that people all over the world are supporting him and praying for his release.

Party in Swedens pants! (don’t ask me what he means) January 4, 2008

Posted by Aella in Sweden, Whack.
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This clip is just killing me.