The small Emirate of Qatar in the Persian Gulf is one of the most criminal dictatorships in the world, beside Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, which are even worse. Although 1.7 million people are living on the peninsula, there are only 250,000 who have the Qatari citizenship. Advertisements
One should really boycott the Formula 1 Race in Bahrain – Due to many reasons. As it is often noted, there are good and bad dictatorships nowadays. Bahrain is a good dictatorship, whose regime is allowed to imprison, torture their citizens and may also kill them.
In summer 2010, sporadic protests began. In mid-February 2011, major ones erupted. Bahrainis want democracy. They want King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalif’s repressive regime replaced. They rally courageously. They defy government diktats. They brave beatings, tear gas, rubber bullets, live fire, arrests, torture and disappearances. They persist. They refuse [Continue reading…]