#FindMoyameehaa

Filed in Politics by on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
#FindMoyameehaa

A Maldivian hero has been abducted. A lover of history, Maldivian culture, poetry, folklore and humour. A writer, a journalist, an irreplaceable friend. An irrepressible advocate of human rights, and a stubborn enemy of injustice.One of the earliest, and most popular online bloggers in the Maldives. An entertaining, informative online personality. An endless reservoir of […]

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Sins and Choices

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on July 18, 2014 1 Comment
Sins and Choices

As a blogger, I write words and publish them online. Sometimes it is a mildly humorous piece, sometimes it is an angry rant. Sometimes I churn out 1500 word essays where I explore some boring subject in annoying detail. When I write, my objective is sometimes to persuade the reader. Other times it is to […]

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Thoughts on Israel

Filed in Features & Analysis, Politics by on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts on Israel

I remember ruffling some feathers a few years ago, when I publicly defended the Maldivian government’s decision to resume diplomatic relations with the state of Israel. My reasoning back then was basically this: Israel had done no harm to the Maldives or Dhivehin  Maldives, as a sovereign, independent state, needed to maintain an independent foreign […]

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Why do Maldivians feel threatened by the Jews?

Filed in Politics by on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
Why do Maldivians feel threatened by the Jews?

This week, blogger Hani Amir asks why Maldivians feel threatened by Jews, and takes a look at how this blanket prejudice came to be in our country. …once it was decided that the national identity of Maldivians would be firmly linked with “Islam”; what would then be the threat? The Jew, ofcourse. Not the Israeli […]

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Maldives govt sends gangs after secularists

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on June 10, 2014 3 Comments
Maldives govt sends gangs after secularists

Here’s the full story on the latest cycle of violence, kidnapping and appalling ass-hattery that passes off for “Islam” these days in the Maldives. Apparently, if the Prophet were alive today, he’d be stalking people on Facebook, and leading a gang of petty hoodlums to kidnap, harass and torture young people off the street. This […]

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Dead babies do not lie

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on May 25, 2014 2 Comments
Dead babies do not lie

Another day. Another dead baby. It is incredibly painful to read about tiny lives, snuffed out prematurely in horrifying ways. Maldivians too easily – and too often – dismiss the creeping social rigidity and harsh moral codes of the current Wahhabi onslaught. But these tiny bodies discarded in tin cans and duffel bags are direct […]

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Slave Labour: a ticking time bomb

Filed in Features & Analysis by on March 30, 2014 2 Comments
Slave Labour: a ticking time bomb

I just read a piece in the Dhaka Tribune by Prof. Selina Mohsin, the former Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Maldives, about the plight of migrant Bangladeshi workers in the Maldives. Most of the information was not new to me; there is a reason why the Maldives has consistently been placed on the US State Department’s […]

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Breaking Panic: al-Ustaz Ali Hameed is an honourable man

Filed in Breaking Panic by on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Breaking Panic: al-Ustaz Ali Hameed is an honourable man

The Daily Panic brings you the absolute latest breaking news from the past month or so. The Daily Panic refuses to speculate on Gasim’s involvement in disappearance of Flight MH 370 The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that has baffled aviation experts around the world continues to dominate news cycles. Unlike many dubious media […]

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Maldives scholar: Marital rape is the best rape

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on January 15, 2014 10 Comments
Maldives scholar: Marital rape is the best rape

The VP of the Maldives Fiqh Academy, Dr Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, has confirmed today that marital rape is the best rape. The comments were made in response to a question regarding the contents of the Sexual Offenses Bill. The bill, passed in late December by 67 out of 69 MPs in attendance, was returned […]

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The Bikini Controversy

Filed in Society & Beliefs by on January 4, 2014 2 Comments
The Bikini Controversy

To the southwest of the Indian subcontinent, strung across the Indian Ocean, there are two countries superimposed on each other. One of them, I call the Maldives. This is the one where wealthy honeymooners come and enjoy their martinis on the sun-kissed sandy beaches. The other one, Dhivehistan, is the longest running experiment in controlled […]

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