Me, Myself, and Marc Owen Jones: Fake Me & the Gulf Daily News

For those of you who don't know, I have a clone. For the second time, Bahrain's exemplary contribution to global journalism, 'the Gulf Daily News', has published a letter allegedly written by someone called Marc Owen Jones. While there are undoubtedly other Marc Owen Joneses out there, the chances of there being one who has … Continue reading Me, Myself, and Marc Owen Jones: Fake Me & the Gulf Daily News

Bahrain Government Flaunt their Inadequacy in BICI Follow Up Report

So I have just finished reading the Bahrain government's follow up report to the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report. I was not expecting anything particular newsworthy today, but there I was, choking on my cereal and letting my tea go cold. What follows is a summary of some of the most salient aspects of … Continue reading Bahrain Government Flaunt their Inadequacy in BICI Follow Up Report

Bahrain Government Targets Ashura in Ongoing Security Crackdown

It is now the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. The tenth day of Muharram is called Ashura, and is celebrated by Shia because it marks the martydom of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussain at the Battle of Kerbala.  The martydom of Hussain is thought by many to be an important … Continue reading Bahrain Government Targets Ashura in Ongoing Security Crackdown