Middle East Parliamentary debate… or the importance of how fish can dialogue.

“Bahrain Bloc MP Ali Al Durazi had criticised the Islamist MPs’ plan, saying males and females should mix and it was up to them to control their desires. “It doesn’t matter if females and males are segregated or are mixed in classrooms, lectures or even at work and in general life,” he said.”Desire is found in everyone’s soul.

“We can’t stop people from fulfilling their desires if they want to do so and it is a choice to control it or let go. The problem is within people themselves, when they lose their senses and shut off their conscience.”

I suppose the idea that people should act according to their consciences is pretty radical. And there are countries nearby where, if he had made those statements, Mr Al Durazi would be in fear for his safety at the very least, and in real danger of being hauled off to jail.

Mr Murad apparently had the last word:

“Acting parliament chairman Abdulla Al Dossary ordered the comments to be removed from the official record, but Mr Murad said they were already recorded in God’s eyes.”

That’s all right then. No one can say they weren’t warned of the coming retribution.

via The Fine Art of Political Insult, Bahrain-Style 

(MEP, Middle East Perspectives from Dubai to Rabat).


Really,… I don’t really have a clue of why Bahrainis went to he streets asking their leaders for change or for reforms. I don’t know even why they could address to them or revolt expecting a change.

It would be the same as asking a turtle if she likes Earl Grey, Chai or Assam… everybody knows or at least can imagine that all you an expect from them is an answer about your strange taste on music!

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

(Lewis Carroll:  Alice in Wonderland)

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