Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Do You Think?

I've been thinking, you know the crazy religious people? The ones who have joined the cult that can legally shout in the streets and harrass poor unknowing citizens? The high-up folks who announce that the Shia in Lebanon are kuffar? (Which, by the way, is my new favorite word. Kaffir. It's so dramatic and final-sounding. Sexy!)
Back to what I was saying. These crazy religious people, are they really religious? I mean, do they believe God aproves of their antics?
They do realize they just a political tool, I'm sure. So if they know this, do they still think what they're doing is what Islam asks of them?
Now bear with me, if they don't believe what they're doing is based on Islam, does this mean they don't believe in Islam?
I realize we can't generalize, but tell me what you think. I really would love to survvey them, but obviously, I can't.
This is the next best thing.
What do you think?


Friday, May 23, 2008

Poor Richard Quest

I feel really bad for people who lose their careers over some messed up shit that no-one should have found out about.

I know this happened ages ago, but I can't stop thinking about him. And pitying him.
Does anyone think we'll ever see him on TV again? Maybe on Larry King? A tell-all book, perhaps?



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fish Give Me a Weird Vibe Now

A while ago I had a nightmare about fish in the toilet that bite your butt if you're not careful, spreading gross fish venom all through your bloodstream, slowly killing you.
I have very disturbing dreams.

Oh, and just for kicks:You're welcome!


Sunday, May 04, 2008

New Post

Skype is like magic.

I've been obsessed with Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid AlMaktoum of Dubai for about a month now.
He's so nice to everyone.
And look at what he's done with Dubai.

Why can't that be us?
It's frustrating.

My mother said the other day that when she was in her teens they used to tease Emaratis and laugh at them and call them garawa (villagers) and Bedouins.

Guess who the fuck's laughing now?

And I am very, very angry.
Because they have security and good healthcare and no poverty and sexy turbans and phenomenal technology. And their own theme music!
Oh, and they have a hot piece of sheikh: Click to enlarge

We have people getting away with rape, and people living in poverty, and orphans living among cockroaches, and this:

How's that for theme music, bitches?

It is very sad when people refer to AlFaisaliyah and AlMamlaka :

As the height of technology in Saudi Arabia. And the worst part is, they brag about them.

In Dubai, I wear whatever I want and no-one has ever said or done anything to me. In Riyadh I am in my black abaya and I get verbally harassed by ill-disciplined teenage boys and Muttawas, and apparently, the law does not protect me from this harassment.
In Dubai, people drink, but I have never seen a drunk person there. In Riyadh, I found an empty bottle of liquor outside my little sister's school.

And I hate people who say "oh, but we have Islaaaaam. We practice Islam! We're much better off."
Practice Islam? Where?
Show me where we practice Islam and I will die happy.

We are a nation of contradictions, and it seems as though we are proud. Or in denial.
Pick your poison.


PS. Fouad AlFarhan has been released!