I was born in Saudi Arabia, and lived there until I was seventeen. The fact that we lived in a secluded compound inhabited by mostly western folks where the radical religious police didn’t reach into did make life a little less miserable, miserable life in KSA was nonetheless. There is part joy; fried chicken called Al-Baik,… Continue reading Growing up in Saudi Arabia, this is not funny, seriously…
Willie Nelson did a cover of this song called Ain’t Going Down on Brokeback Mountain. In the chorus of the song, he repeatedly declares that shit to be not right. Well at the stroke of midnight last night, that shit is right in New York, the sixth state to declare that shit to be right. The sixth state… Continue reading That shit ain’t right!
My parents were big believers in fate, they always told me, the big g had a plan for me, and that eventually, no matter what I did, I would come around to what he had planned for me. There have been decisions in my life. Decisions that I have solely taken, on my own accord.… Continue reading Fate and Faith
So this then is the tale of two African countries, both lived in isolation, albeit isolation of a varying kind. Both had rulers that were corrupt, both had people that were divided, subdued and subjected to anguish. Both saw uprisings, in their own decades. Both saw the international community react to their internal turmoil. In… Continue reading A tale of two countries
Other than the arguable fiction proclaiming Hesus incepted by the big G himself, or herself, there is one other very clear differentiator between Hesus and Pbuh, i.e. their sexuality. While Hesus is known to be pretty much asexual, Pbuh pretty much liked to do them in shapes and sizes, ages and races. There seems to be little evidence of his door swinging… Continue reading Hesus vs. Pbuh – The lighter side
In the democratic world preaching socialism is considered almost as much of a taboo as preaching Judaism would be in Saudi Arabia, well they would probably kill you for doing that in the Kingdom, but then again, they pretty much kill for anything there. But on a serious note, one of the major allegations on the… Continue reading Socialism, the political epithet
Ask any muslim and they will tell you that the Hajj is the largest gathering of humans and how its so great and all, well, like most predicaments coming from their clan, this one is also a far fetched one. To be fair, its the 21st largest recorded gathering, and that was in 2005. The total reported numbers… Continue reading The largest human gathering of them all!!!