Thursday, December 02, 2010

More on Bikinis

I love it that this is the top issue in Kuwait right now. Everybody is talking about it in all the newspapers, on TV, and in the diwaniyas. 


Hot swim-wear lawmakers
Ali Al-Baghli, Arab Times


APPARENTLY, we live in an ideal nation in which no problem exists because our lawmakers have allegedly solved all of them, including the spread of expired food items in the local market, gas leakage, and deteriorating educational services. They have also guaranteed a fair treatment for Bedouns, ended the domestic labor crisis and granted the expatriate workers all their rights.

After this, a certain parliamentary group looked everywhere but they were taken aback as they could not find any unresolved issue in the Kuwaiti society, except the swimming attire of women.

It seems there is nothing in their minds but the feminine aspects of every issue. All you hear from them are their plans to enact laws, such as prohibiting the mingling of male and female students in private schools and universities, in addition to 13 regulations on various occasions.

We should also bear in mind that almost all the books, which were banned from the international book fair, contain sexually provocative terms that purportedly pollute the minds of the populace. MPs Al-Harbash, Al-Sawagh, Al-Muslim, Al-Tabtabaei and Al-Sultan have a special project - the ratification of a bill forbidding women from wearing ‘inappropriate’ swimming attire. They argued women should not expose certain body parts and refrain from engaging in impudent acts. Anyone proven to have violated this rule will be imprisoned for one year or fined KD 1,000!

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Read more (Arabic) about one lawmaker MP's (a founder of the no-bikini initiative)  trip to Cancun.  Cancun?  Are there mosques in Cancun? hmmmmmmm.....

4 comments:

LWDLIK said...

Ya gotta love Ali Baghli and DG. WTG people.

Anonymous said...

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE RECENT KILLINGS PERPETRATED ON FILIPINO EXPATS ALLEGEDLY BY "SHABABS" AS THEY WERE CALLED. ANYWAY WE, FILIPINOS ARE SO VERY WORRIED THAT OUR LIVES ARE IN DANGER. CAN YOU DO SOMETHING AT YOUR END TO MAKE THE KUWAIT GOVERNMENT STOP HEINOUS CRIMES LIKE THIS AND BE SERIOUS ABOUT IT. PLEASE.

Desert Girl said...

Anonymous 5:03

I haven't heard of Filipino expats being killed in Kuwait. What's up with that?

"Shebab" means guys or young men.

Emm... nooo... I can't "make" the Kuwaiti government do anything, but thanks for thinking that I have any kind of power/wastah.

How does this relate to bikinis, please?

candlestick said...

I know this is off topic, but I had heard the same thing, and was actually going to email you about it. I have heard it from two different people, but have seen nothing "official" in either English paper here.
Supposedly a filipino couple was killed in Salmiya by Shebab (spelling?) (terrorist froup from Africa)for being together on the beach. So I guess it sort of ties in if A: this is a true story, and B: If they were killed on the beach for maybe showing too much skin and C: If they were in any way incited to kill these people becuase of the rhetoric about Kuwait not being Islamic enough.