I applaud HH sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his stand against the death penalty for blasphemy.
The Teleban is trying to turn Kuwait into a backwards little town with no growth, no power, and a place ruled by fear. I am glad to see that HH has taken a step against this foreign propaganda.
Jamal Shehab, the Minister of Awqaf, resigned . I know Jamal. The Jamal I knew is a liberal. I am wondering who his backers are. (I take that back - I know very well who they are...) Seriously, Jamal? Et tu? (Sigh.)
And on a completely different, yet "Teleban" subject....
I hear that the Municipality is trying to eliminate sheesha smoking at all restaurants and cafes. Well my dears, this is yet another Teleban tactic to eliminate any form of 1) small business or 2) entertainment in Kuwait. Often for younger (especially male) entrepreneurs in the country, the establishment of sheesha cafes is the easiest form of business. While I agree that I might not want to sit next to a sheesha smoker at a regular restaurant, there should be no law banning sheesha from places designated specifically for sheesha. (Sheesha cafes are popping up all over the US now and you know how hyper the US is against smoking in general.)
The municipality already has stopped restaurants from staying open past midnight. Everybody just went to parties. What's next: underground sheesha parties? Honestly, it is pathetic.
Is the Teleban going to try to get rid of sporting events next? Or maybe cinema?