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Season's Greetings

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I hope you and your family and friends are well. Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year! INeverCry 20:30, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Happy new year to you too! Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:44, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Day of Rage (Bahrain)/GA1

Hi, sorry it's taken so long to get this reviewed. I have no idea why it has, it's a fascinating topic. I hope you're still interested in improving it and getting it to GA status. I'll look forward to hearing back from you. Peace, delldot ∇. 05:59, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes I'm still interested. I wouldn't call this the best time, but I'll see what I can do. Oh and thanks for taking the time to review it! Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:45, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Death of Abdulredha Buhmaid is now a Good Article!!!!!

Congratulations on the promotion of this article to GA status. Sorry (aasif) that it took so long, habibi. All the best, --ColonelHenry (talk) 22:54, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Congrats, well done! -- Khazar2 (talk) 23:30, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Wow, hey! Thank you very much for your kind review!
Thanks! Mohamed CJ (talk) 08:21, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Merge discussion for List of religious leaders in 2012

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, List of religious leaders in 2012, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. tahc chat 01:17, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

GAN review

Hi Mohamed, wanted to let you know that I just finished reviewing March of loyalty to martyrs. It needs some work before I can pass it. Let me know what I can do to assist you in improving the article. Thanks. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 18:01, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Some falafel for you!

Falafel award.png Great work getting Nabeel Rajab up to Good Article status--congrats! Khazar2 (talk) 14:04, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Mmm.. yummy :) I think I'll eat one of those for dinner tonight without pickles though. You know you deserve many thanks for helping with it and should give yourself credit ;) Mohamed CJ (talk) 14:27, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks-- I just might do that. -- Khazar2 (talk) 14:33, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Help request

Ashrf1979 (talk) 16:04, 20 January 2013 (UTC)السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

الاخ محمد انا بحاجة لمساعدتك في موضوع كتب عن تاريخ الاسرة العيونية وكما تعرف اخي محمد فأن هذه الاسرة احدى التي حكمت بلدنا قبل الف سنة تقريبا وهي كما تعرف تنتسب الى قبيلة عبدالقيس التي تشكل قسما كبيرا من شعبنا وهناك معلومات مغلوطة وغير صحيحة في المقال وقد قمت بتعديل المقالات وكانت تعديلاتي مؤيدة بمصادر طبعا هي مصادر باللغة العربية ولكن تم حذف تعديلي بزعم ان هذه المصادر لا يمكن التأكد منها رغم ان شخص آخر وهو اماراتي قام باضافة تعديلات ونسبها الى مصادر وهمية وغير حقيقية

ارجو منك اخ محمد ان تساعدني في معرفة الطريقة الصحيحة لأثبات صحة مصادري ووجهة نظري طبعا هذه هي المصادر التي اعتمدت عليها

طبعا انا املك نص من المصدر هل تعتقد لو ترجمته واضفته للهامش هذا يعزز وجهة نظري ولكن ارجوك ان تساعدني كيف اثبت صحة مصدري

المصدر الاول

^ Nayef bin Abdullah Al-Shr'an, "coins of Uyunid state in Bahrain"Nuqūd al-dawlah al-ʻUyūnīyah fī bilād al-Baḥrayn, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies,2002,[1]google books,Online version (Arabic) نايف بن عبدالله الشرعان، "نقود الدولة العيونية في بلاد البحرين"، ,مركز الملك فيصل للبحوث والدراسات الاسلامية، 2002 م/1423هـ ISBN 9960726916 9789960726915 .

المصدر الثاني

^ Faḍl ibn ʻAmmār Al-Ammārī, " bin al Mugrab Al Uyuni and the history of the Uyunid emirate in Bahrain, google books (Arabic) الدكتور فضل بن عمار العماري، "ابن مقرب وتاريخ الامارة العيونية في بلاد البحرين "

Dear Ashrf, I have contacted you in Arabic in your Arabic Wikipedia talk page (here). These two sources were discussed in the article talk page. It would have been much better if you took part in that discussion instead of reverting all the time. For instance, you could have pointed to the page number or text in the source that supports your additions (even if it was in Arabic). If you have problems with writing in English, then maybe it's best if you don't contribute here. Your current situation is very hard that you'd be lucky if you could some how avoid getting indef ban. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:40, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Kuwaiti dissenters

Salam. For those replies, its okay about that. I'm not expecting from your replies. Just want to share something.

Anyway, this is about Kuwait, not Bahrain. You know recently there are rise of protests and demonstrations in Kuwait demanding the fall of newly elected pro-government parliament, right? So the public prosecutor wants Musallam Al-Barrak (the popular Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP who became history when he's the first Kuwaiti ever to allegedly criticizing the Emir in public speech) to appear in court for allegedly insulting the Jordanian king. Basically in case you don't know what's happening, there was a controversy where Kuwaiti authorities may bring in at least 15,000 Jordanian troops to suppress the demonstrations in Kuwait, although this was denied by the interior ministry (Read here). When Barrak heard about this, he responded by saying King Abdullah II is a Zionist agent betraying Kuwait by bringing Jordanian "mercenaries" (Watch his speech here).

Also, another Kuwaiti opposition MP, Mohammad Abdulqader Al-Jassem, was released after authorities interrogating him on charges of undermining Kuwait’s relations with Saudi Arabia. He was known for warning the Saudi and Emirati regime that protests will arrive in both of these countries soon. You can read his blog here. I have already wonder earlier, I don't get why he targets only these two royal families and not the rest of Gulf monarchs. But I think based on his message, he was indirectly trying to warn the two leaders attempting to copy the same way by deploying troops to Kuwait and suppress the demonstrations just as how the same two leaders sent their troops to Bahrain.

While I don't say their dissents is an uprising nor revolution against the leader, but it certainly sent a strong message about monarchs in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and UAE attempt to follow the example of Bahrain by doing the same to Kuwait. Ironically this is why during the November uprising in Jordan, the Jordanians were chanting, "Where is the Jordanian Army? It is in Kuwait and Bahrain!" (Watch here).

Myronbeg (talk) 09:42, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Wasn't the Jordanian mercenaries claim made by @mujtahid? That Twitter account has very strong influence. Were any of these Jordanians actually seen in Kuwait? What happened in Bahrain in March 2011 was a lesson to all the people of Gulf that should you do the same, you'll face the same. Sadly the police and army of this region is for protection of the rulers, not people. Mohamed CJ (talk) 08:48, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

I was watching the demonstrations in Kuwait, I come to a very odd discovery regarding their chants. In Bahrain the protesters were mostly Shiites, while in Kuwait the demonstrators were mostly Sunnis. It seems some of the Kuwaiti chants were actually using Bahraini-inspired tone. One notorious part is "Peacefully, peacefully (سلمية سلمية)", rather than using the Syrian or Egyptian tone of "سلمية". I know I sound like a sensitive guy here doing some funny stuff, but given that some Kuwaitis has fear the "mercenaries" and they have sometimes using the Bahraini tones, I have a feeling there is some connection between Kuwaitis, Bahrainis and the Eastern Saudis. If my confirmation is true, and if the Kuwaitis keep going on, there is a very possible chance you will get the Arabian Peninsula's biggest pan-Gulf protest movement ever. But then again, survivors of the Gulf regimes will never learn and they are not afraid because they are now trying to hijack every single Arab revolution from Tunisia all the way to Syria, as so there will be no problem for Gulf rulers to continue using army for suppressing the demonstrations. And yes it was first revealed by Mujtahidd. Myronbeg (talk) 14:17, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

As long as sectarian divisions continue, the Arabs will never be free. When people come to the conclusion that sectarianism (Shia vs Sunni vs Christians) is a tool used by governments to divide and rule, then there will be a chance for democracy; that's how it seemed in Bahrain during the first days of February 2011. Then the sectarian propaganda started..
Hope is very important, but hope can't be held when you see your people refusing to unite over bullshit. Sectarianism is the counter revolution. Mohamed CJ (talk) 14:37, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Which is why the best way to solve this is through solidarity. A solidarity or a pan-Gulf revolt movement would counter the painfulness of the sectarianism. I see some Qatif Shias has show solidarity with the Saudi Sunni side of demanding the release of political prisoners. I see Jordanians even show solidarity to people of Bahrain and Kuwait. Also, another thing to counter sectarianism would be through wisdom. Bahraini Sunnis need to realize Al Khalifa is lying about championing the Sunnis.

And just a breaking news. Apparently after yesterdays latest demonstrations in Kuwait, it seems some Kuwaitis said they have suffered from breathing problems after they inhaled a "new type of tear gas first used by the police". Is the Kuwaiti royal family attempt to copy the Bahraini version of its deadly weapon, tear gas? Myronbeg (talk) 11:14, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

A pie for you!

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Congrats on passing the last of your GANs! I've been admiring your progress. Cheers, Khazar2 (talk) 19:42, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Tomorrow is the last of my final exams, a short one. After that I should come back strong in the next two weeks. Check out my new userpage too :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 21:38, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Ha, that's pretty great. Hope the exams went well! -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:34, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Isa Qassim - Guardian article edits.

The Guardian article in question in the Isa Qassim article does exist (see here). Although not accessible and hence having no verifiability, it certainly does exist. Interestingly enough, the newly released book Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf by Laurence Louér does mention and cite the Guardian article on page 206, with regards to Isa Qassim (see here). The book is a good source too! Happy edits. --Droodkin (talk) 17:01, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

I stand corrected. I have self reverted myself. I thought this was some sort of smear in the article and acted to remove it per WP:BLP. Thanks for your rapid response! Mohamed CJ (talk) 17:10, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
The book is indeed interesting. Maybe I should rely more on books instead of always searching for info in online sources. Mohamed CJ (talk) 17:14, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
I generally view books as being better sources compared to web links. They helped me a lot in the Muharram in Bahrain and Transport in Bahrain pages, for example. Google Books is your friend! :D (P.S. Congrats on having all your GA articles passed!) --Droodkin (talk) 17:41, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! ..Maan! Google books have been there all the time while I was looking into Google general search, news and scholar. I've added it to my favorites bar. Usually, I don't look for historical topics, which is why books are not helpful (not written yet), but when writing about WP:BLPs it is very useful. I've found much info about Abdulwahab Hussain that could be added to the article in books, same applies to the Background of the Bahraini uprising (2011–present). Should be a nice expand before going to GA. Mohamed CJ (talk) 17:51, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Death List

I found this site regarding the list of dead Bahrainis since the 14 February uprising. Maybe you can look at this. Might be good for summary but lack of citation. There are maybe many more victims we may have missed out, especially those who were born dead.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/krs05h

Myronbeg (talk) 13:23, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

But Twitter is not a reliable source, instead I'd use this article by Bahrain Mirror or other reliable sources. I've got the topic in my to do list. Currently I'm working on Modern history of Bahrain. Mohamed CJ (talk) 13:36, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Well, its not about Twitter because it only gives summary. Whether its reliable you have to see it for yourself.

Anyway why don't we discuss this on FB? I remember last time you gave me your address. I have an Egyptian and Sudanese friend who wishes to discuss the contemporary rebellions in the Arab world, maybe we can talk together in a private group on Facebook. My Egyptian friend seems to be admiring the Bahraini youths of making Molotovs, claiming Egyptian youths were getting inspired from them. Myronbeg (talk) 13:28, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

LOL. Egyptians inspired from them? It's a big deal when a police car is burned here, while in Egypt they do that daily (when it's tense, like currently). Let alone breaking into/burning police stations or government institutions, which never happened here. My Facebook account is technically dead as I rarely use it. I spend most of my time on internet by reading news and analysis or by contributing to Wikipedia. I only use my Twitter account @Mohamed_CJ when on mobile, other than that I'm out of social media websites currently. Mohamed CJ (talk) 13:47, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

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Public domain or copyright photos?

I'm sure you're aware how exceedingly rare it is to find photographs of Bahrain from the early 20th century and whilst browsing through Flickr, I've stumbled on this account's gallery. The account features dozens of photographs of Bahrain in the early 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s (60s too). But the problem is that they are copyrighted by the user ("All rights reserved" etc). But the thing is, shouldn't this be public domain? In according with {{PD-Bahrain}}, the works (At least those of the 40s and prior) are supposed to be in the Public Domain by now. This person cannot practically be the person who took the photograph and therefore, I believe they are not "his" photos and therefore the copyright tag is invalid. I'm asking for your opinion, can we consider the photographs to be in public domain? It's a waste that we can't use them if they aren't. --Droodkin (talk) 20:28, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure. I have notified INeverCry, a Wikipedia and Commons admin. I think in the end you have to prove that those images were published in the 60s or before, not merely taken, but published. The prove can be an old newspaper cover or whatever, but it is required. "To uploader: Please provide where the image was first published and who created it." As for author, you can write "not credited" or "anonymouse" if no name is provided (which is very often). Mohamed CJ (talk) 21:01, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi guys. The true copyright status of these images is what matters, not how this uploader has marked them on Flickr. If they can be shown to comply with PD-Bahrain, they can be uploaded to Commons. INeverCry 03:22, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For all your scholarly efforts in the History of Bahrain (1783–1971) article and for WP:Bahrain. Keep 'em coming! Droodkin (talk) 16:25, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
It was all my pleasure. Learning my country's history was fun to do and I thank you for your recommendation that I should read books. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:31, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

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Valentine's Bahrain Uprising

Happy 14 February revolution day (Valentine Day), ya Mohamed. About the Molotov, yes. That's because Egypt is a "unstable" republican nation where there were 86 millions of them while Bahrain is a GCC "stable" monarch and doing it so will destabilize King Hamad's seat, and the House of Saud can't take the bait. And by the way, do you notice a teenager just got killed early in the morning by shotgun pellet? The irony thing is that the place he died is the same where the first casualty dies two years ago, Al Daih.

Myronbeg (talk) 08:38, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

The tragic part is that this boy died in the morning, unlike Mushaima who died at about 7pm. This shows that the response of security forces is harsher now than in 2011. Yet you still hear about "police reforms". Mohamed CJ (talk) 15:03, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Yup, and with a policeman dies, the regime has now more excuse to use brutal crackdown against protesters. But don't worry, there's always "reform" blah blah blah. This is exactly what happens in Syria. The Syrian regime gotta massacre more Syrians in exchange for "political reform". Who wants that?

About that Twitter, isn't using that will be more dangerous than Facebook in Bahrain? You can at least make a better privacy in FB than in Twitter. Anyway, that's my opinion. You can come back there in Facebook anytime, because I have some Arab friends from outside the Arabian Peninsula who wish to discuss about Bahrain and the activists. Myronbeg (talk) 05:05, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Hello!

Hello,

I'm Hassan Bahrani, a user that edits many other wikis (wikia and some independent ones) that recently joined Wikipedia. It's nice to meet you! I noticed that you're Bahraini too and seem to edit many articles related to Bahrain (mostly politics). To be honest, I want to edit some Bahraini related articles, but I'm kinda afraid to edit them, since some like Bahrain Uprising are kinda you know. Aren't you afraid of being caught? And good work for your hard work to improve the Bahraini articles!

I hope we can be friends in the future and tell me more about yourself :)

Thank you, Hassan Bahrani (talk) 13:43, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. Nice to meet you as well. Yes, I mostly edit articles relating to the Bahraini uprising. Sure you might be afraid when living in a country that jails people for expressing their opinion (even in a 140 character Tweet), but if you take care, you should be safe. One thing I'd recommend is for instance using a pseudonym and keeping sensitive personal info to yourself. An important tip for staying anonymous in Wikipedia is to refrain from editing articles relating to your profession, because all edits are logged and can be traced. I hope to see you engaging in content creation soon. Mohamed CJ (talk) 15:24, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
This username is not really my real name at all. And you're true about what you said, that's the reason I'm afraid to edit. I have some images of the Bahrain Uprising and might be able to even expand some Bahraini related articles. The problem is they can track my IP address and I'm not so sure of how to make sure my IP address is hidden. Hassan Bahrani (talk) 15:57, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I know it's not your real name, as you mentioned that in your userpage (now removed). Your IP is hidden when editing Wikipedia and only few trusted users called Checkusers can check it (but not release it) for specific cases. I've been here since May 2011. Don't be afraid, but be cautious. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:20, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Talking about regime tracking people's IP address, my Egyptian friend I added him on Facebook also were initially quite ambigous on me. Basically the Egyptian government under Mubarak and SCAF tend to use fake accounts to spy on Egyptian's people. Seems deadly, but the Bahraini ones is even more dangerous. Myronbeg (talk) 05:10, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Wanna inform you :)

Hello,

I just want to inform you that I changed my username into Bahrani Student, since I think it's much better and suitable XP. Anyway, I will try to expand List of educational institutions in Bahrain, which I think that it doesn't require any much of hard work.

Thank you, Bahrani Student (talk) 05:46, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

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Claims of "Gulf occupation"

Hi it's me again. I want to ask you a question. Is it true that Saudi and Emirati forces are still inside in Bahrain? I thought they have already left the island like two years ago? And by the way if you saw your Facebook I add you with the two letter T, yeah that's me. Thanks. Myronbeg (talk) 09:36, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

It's strange, but yeah they didn't leave. Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:24, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

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Women in the Arab Spring

Hello! I've created the Women in the Arab Spring article, although I have not posted the "After the protests" section yet. I would really appreciate any suggestions you could give me about the content I've posted thus far or things you think I should add. I've had some trouble finding information specific to women in the Syrian civil war, so if you know any sources or have recommendations about where to look that would be fantastic. Thanks for your help! Nadhika99 (talk) 18:35, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I couldn't reply before now. The article is nice and interesting. I'd have helped writing directly if I wasn't busy. I don't know much about the Syrian women. They definitely took part in protests, but probably not in combat. Maybe if you looked into their situation in the refugee camps you could get something to include? Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:24, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

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Bahrain health worker trials

Hey MCJ, I think over the next few days I'm going to give Bahrain health worker trials an update, if there's any update to give, and nominate it for GA. Have you been keeping up with the situation, is there much that needs to be added since your update last October? Hope you're doing well, enjoy the weekend! -- Khazar2 (talk) 04:52, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

That's great news. I never stopped archiving news [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8] and this an overall report by PHR [9]. Hope this helps. Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:53, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
I just noticed two minor mistakes in PHR report, first Dr. Ghassan Dhaif was released recently and second Ibrahim Aldemistani was sentenced to three years, not months (hence he's still in prison) [10] [11]. So in the first case, all were released except for three, Dr. Ali Al-Ekri (5 years), Ibrahim Aldemestani (3 years) and Dr. Saeed Al-Samahiji (1 year). The latter is expected to be released on 23 April [12]. Mohamed CJ (talk) 10:18, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
And maybe you'd like to include something about the recent resignation of RCSI Bahrain's president [13], [14], [15], [16], [17]. Mohamed CJ (talk) 10:01, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Great, thanks! I'll work on this over the next few days, probably nominate it early next week. -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:39, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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Some bubble tea for you!

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LOL. I don't blame you. One usually tends to overlook small details. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:01, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

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Rights

I've added the autopatrolled and reviewer rights to your account. I think you're fully qualified to have these rights, considering your experience and the high quality of your many contributions. Keep up the great work! INeverCry 21:23, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, your trust is much appreciated! Mohamed CJ (talk) 21:28, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Greetings

Hi there, my old friend. It's been a while since we haven't talk to each other, thanks to how busy I am studying at my college right now. Anyhow, I was just curious about what happened to your country right now. So far I heard some news saying that radical leader Abdul-Wahab Hussein just got released temporarily to attend his mom's funeral. Later I heard about some clashes and demonstrations over that Sheikh Issa Qassim guy, I don't know. Any idea what was going on? Thanks.

Myronbeg (talk) 13:37, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey, nice to see you. Yes, Abdulwahab Hussain was temporarily released after his mother died. He wasn't allowed to give any speeches though. All what he did is attend the funeral processions during which public figures and thousands of admirers met with him.
As for Isa Qassim, last Friday (17 May), police raided his home, but he wasn't there (he has three wives). The raid was seen by opposition, especially Al Wefaq as a direct threat to one of their brightest red lines. So, in the following Friday, tens of thousands attended Al Duraz to support Qassim. Al Wefaq also suspended their participation in "dialogue" (or to be precise dialogue preparations) for two weeks and announced that they're rethinking their strategies.
The clashes are unrelated to the event. They happened in Bani Jamra, which is adjacent to Duraz after Redha al-ghasra was arrested. This guy was arrested last year, but he and his brother managed to break away from prison. Since then he lived as a fugitive and few months ago he was targeted, but a civilian with him was injured instead. This had build him a personality and made him an anti-government hero, especially among the youth. On the other hand a number of officials threatened his family that they'll kill him if they find him. So when they finally got him on Friday morning everyone was worried, especially that MoI published an image for him. He is though to be tortured currently to confess to owning automatic weapons and attempting to fire on police. The irony is that if protesters had guns, police wouldn't dare attack protests, and instead the army would be deployed. Mohamed CJ (talk) 13:52, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Interesting about that Sheikh. But there's one thing I don't really get it. Why now attack him? Why doesn't the regime raid his house at earlier years? Are they trying to intentionally provoke some more unrest or what? Myronbeg (talk) 14:28, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps to send a message to Al Wefaq, that if they don't agree to the regime's "surrender terms" in the dialogue, then they could face the same fate of Bahrain Thirteen. Mohamed CJ (talk) 14:37, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I'm late for my reply. Now recently I just heard some news talking about 7 policemen got hurt in the explosion, allegedly blamed on the opposition "terrorists". What do you think about this? Did the radical youth really resort to using explosions or it was just some conspiracy made up by the regime? As far as I know the youths did use Molotov, but I'm not sure about bombs. Also, I heard that 14 activists were given sentence to 15 years jail for murder while some activist claimed the other policeman got bailed out. What actually happened? Myronbeg (talk) 14:33, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

No one knows what happened for sure, but locals say it was a gas cylinder put in a burning tire, and when policemen tried to remove it, it exploded in them. The injuries reportedly include cutting several limbs. Of course MoI wants to make everything bigger so they said a bomb. So as far as I can tell, police (or mercenaries if you wish) were indeed targeted. The political standoff will only lead to more violence. There have been some 200 arrests this month alone, that's a lot, and as you said many young people were given long jail terms when a policeman was given a mere 6 months sentence for repeatedly shooting a protester to death. But what do you except? the regime won't punish its own security forces at this time when they're key to its survival. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:57, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Exactly. That is why the regime has lost its legitimacy and reform is already impossible. You saw what happened in Turkey? They are currently enter the 5th day of unrest against the Erdogan government. Myronbeg (talk) 15:25, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK review

Thanks for your review of Template:Did you know nominations/Hardy Town, Gibraltar. Could you possibly add whether you perceive any COI or promotional issues with the article content, and assuming you don't we can mark the review as completed. Prioryman (talk) 21:57, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

I don't think there are any COI or promotional issues. I'm not familiar with the Gibraltar thing, should I post this at the review? Mohamed CJ (talk) 22:11, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
The challenge is ancient history, it ended last December - this article has nothing to do with it (nor have any of my articles). Thanks for completing the review. Prioryman (talk) 22:40, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for RCSI-Bahrain

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DYK for Abdul Amir al-Jamri

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DYK for Abduljalil Khalil

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DYK for Mansoor al-Jamri

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DYK for Matar Matar

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Sources for Manama neighbourhoods?

Hello, my old friend! You've been busy, I see. I have a bit of a query, I'm afraid I'm not having much luck finding any good resources on the histories or demographical/geographical aspects of the neighbourhoods. Do you happen to know any good sources for these? Or should I give give up on this and focus on something else for the time being? --Droodkin (talk) 12:56, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure if these are helpful, but anyway [18], [19]. Also these books seems good:
  • Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama Since 1800 By Nelida Fuccaro [20]
  • Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia, Volume one, Chapter five: History of Bahrain, 1602–1907 [21].
This is what I could find currently. There should be other books about the topic, especially in Arabic. Mohamed CJ (talk) 13:26, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

BLP & The Mail

Many thanks for your help Mohamed. Kind of you to provide those links; I find the under-the-hood part of WP fairly obscure, and the editors involved don't seem to be keen to evidence, so there's every chance I wouldn't have seen that. Bromley86 (talk) 11:56, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. The out of blue level four warning caught my attention and I went to see what it was for. I got the results after searching for "Daily Mail" in WP:RSN archives. I think the matter needs a wider audience, that's what noticeboards are for and there you can use reason and evidence (link below). Mohamed CJ (talk) 12:54, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Fall of Morsi in Egypt

Dude, do you see what happened in Egypt? Looks like Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by a military coup. Then I came across with the so-called Bahraini version of Tamarod campaign. You follow that on Twitter? Myronbeg (talk) 13:17, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

It looks like? it really happened. I think the date set for it at 14 August is a bit far. Remembering back in 2011, the Day of Rage was only 3 days after the fall of Mubarak and so people were more motivated. Waiting for a month and a half is too long IMO. Mohamed CJ (talk) 14:14, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Any idea why 14 August? Some special event in Bahrain? Myronbeg (talk) 04:26, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the Day of Independence. It is not celebrated officially, instead the 16th of December is celebrated as National Day of Bahrain, the date Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the previous ruler took office. I've read a translation of some British colonial documents that say the ruler wasn't happy with independence back then. In 2010 there have been some protests and arrests on that day. That's all I know about it. Mohamed CJ (talk) 07:28, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

uncontentious

Actually, I was being sarcastic. But on reflection, your edit makes things clearer and makes me sound less tetchy. So I'll leave it as is. Thanks! --Escape Orbit (Talk) 12:02, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Lol :) I feel I've lost some of my sense of humor. Mohamed CJ (talk) 12:12, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Al Khawalid

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Good luck

with those exams! -- Khazar2 (talk) 05:33, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:05, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

GA-DYKRfC

Hi, would you like to elaborate on your !vote? :) --Gilderien Berate|List of good deeds 01:28, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Invitations for discussions

Hi, Mohamed. If you had free time after finishing your exams or you interested, I would like to invite you in our secret Facebook group called Global Free Thinkers Forum. It's composed of people from around the world with diverse nationalities, religion, cultural background, race and so on. I'm planning to invite you because we want a correspondent from Bahrain to help share with us about Bahrain's controversial politics and religion. The privacy on whatever you share in our group would be set to secret, so no one in the public can see your post except the group members themselves. It's to prevent from authorities spying on your profile. I'm sure there are many controversial things you would like to share with people from around the world but not sure where to post it, consider there aren't many suitable place for you to share with. It would be fun there. What says your call? Thanks. Myronbeg (talk) 08:03, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I will consider this and give you my reply after I'm done with exams. Mohamed CJ (talk) 12:35, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, my friend :)
Reply me on the wall when you have done your exam. It would be a great day for us to share your reports on what's going on in your country. Lastly I would like to say good luck with those exams. Myronbeg (talk) 13:37, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Hi it's me again. I already left a message at your FB account in case if you want to join our group. Myronbeg (talk) 04:33, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Got it. Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:46, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Translation request

Hi Mohamed, if you have time, could you determine from this family tree (bottom of page) if Mansur al-Atrash had any children? I can't use google translate because it's an image instead of text. I'd really appreciate if you could help. Salam, --Al Ameer (talk) 00:47, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Salam. There is one Mansur at the bottom (son of Sultan). Unlike the article, it is stated that he was born in 1925. I'd recommend getting the Hejri date if possible and then getting Georgian from it (the Hejri date is usually more accurate). As for your question, no he's not shown to have an children, but so are all the others who are at the bottom of the family tree. I'm on phone now, so I'll give it another look later. Mohamed CJ (talk) 05:38, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, it's too bad they didn't include the grandchildren of Sultan Atrash, but oh well. I'll make a clarification about Mansur's birth year, but I doubt I'll find his exact birthday. Eid Mubarak ya Mhamed ;)
I've looked deeper into this. Mansur has a daughter called Reem who wrote a book about him in 2006 called "منصور سلطان الأطرش، الجيل المُدان، سيرة ذاتية". According to her website,[22] her father was born on 3 February 1925. According to same source Mansur married a teacher, Hind Habib al-Shuweri on August 1956. They have 1 son, Thaer (literally rebel/revolutionary) and 1 daughter, Reem. Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:31, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Also congratulations on getting the article to GA! Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:32, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Great work! Really appreciate you taking the time out to find this. I knew he had a daughter named Reem, but all I had was twitter as a source. This new info will definitely address the sections on Mansur's early and personal life. I'll update the article accordingly. Thanks again, Cheers! --Al Ameer (talk) 06:42, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
It only took me few minutes ;) Mohamed CJ (talk) 06:48, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm glad. After all I couldn't find much of anything on this part of his life and I made numerous searches (although limited to English sources) so shukran ;) --Al Ameer (talk) 07:04, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. If you have other requests, I'd be happy to help out :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 07:07, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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Barnstar

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Regardless of whether it gets posted to ITN, you did an incredible job creating and expanding the Bahrain Tamarod article in short order. -- tariqabjotu 07:42, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you.. :) Much appreciated! Mohamed CJ (talk) 08:01, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
👍 Like -- Khazar2 (talk) 11:46, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Mahmoud Badr

Do not edit this thread just because it does not suite your political views. I will not stand doing nothing while my freedom of expression is being invaded and harassed by a Bahraini Activist propagandist. In WP:IRS, it states clearly that my source is reliable. "However, audio, video, and multimedia materials that have been recorded then broadcast, distributed, or archived by a reputable party may also meet the necessary criteria to be considered reliable sources" The video is captured from a reputable party. Both TV channels are legitimate. Please do not edit out people' efforts just because you do not agree with it. We do not tolerate this kind of behavior here in Wikipedia. --Utaibimt (talk) 15:51, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

See my reply at User_talk:Utaibimt#August_2013. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:02, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

ITN for 1953 Iranian coup d'état

--SpencerT♦C 06:12, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

That was you? Nice! -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:54, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
TY. I only updated the article :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 13:58, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Trivium (sic)

hi Mohamed CJ - "egss" was my typo, not a quote of a misspelling :P. Thanks for the correction, of course. Boud (talk) 21:03, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Lol :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 21:51, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

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Abdul Amir al-Jamri GAR

Hello there Mohamed! Just to let you know that I will undertake the GAR for this article, if that is fine with you ? Kind regards, Midnightblueowl (talk) 21:54, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Yep, thanks for taking it :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 22:07, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
I've passed the article; well done on putting it together, and I hope that you continue to contribute to Wikipedia on these important elements of Bahrainian history! Midnightblueowl (talk) 20:44, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your review. Since you corrected many of my grammatical mistakes in the article, I'd like to correct you once by adding that we use the word "Bahraini" instead of "Bahrainian" to describe things of, from, or related to Bahrain. Thanks again ;) Mohamed CJ (talk) 23:15, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks! Mohamed CJ (talk) 05:12, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Mansoor al-Jamri

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  • Just had a few questions regarding layout and short paragraphs. Once that's addressed, I'm pretty sure I will pass this quickly. Excellent work. --ColonelHenry (talk) 23:00, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  • @ColonelHenry: Thanks for your review. I think I've addressed most (if not all) of your comments. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:45, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Congratulations on a excellent article. Promoted. --ColonelHenry (talk) 17:08, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks! Also thank you for your kind words below :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 17:10, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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I nominate Editor Mohamed CJ for Editor of the Week. While smaller countries are often neglected on Wikipedia, Mohamed CJ's 8 GAs, 22 DYKs, and other contributions have continually expanded our coverage of Bahraini geography, history, and politics, including contributions to bring Bahrain itself to GA. MCJ specializes in the Arab Spring-related Bahraini Uprising, and has brought charged topics such as Bahrain Bloody Thursday and Day of Rage (Bahrain) through the GA process as well. He's also contributed images of Bahraini locations and people, as well as participating regularly at In the News, where he provides an important non-Eurocentric voice. Despite working in emotionally loaded areas, MCJ keeps all his discussions friendly, upbeat, and drama-free. He's a terrific Wikipedian, and we're lucky to have him here. -- Khazar2 (talk)

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Hurray, congrats! -- Khazar2 (talk) 16:09, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Wow. I'm very humbled by your kind words, Khazar. It is a very nice surprise and I thank you very much for your words. I conciser my self too lucky to have edited here, and especially lucky to have you as a friend. I shall keep this one on my user page. My thanks is also extended to everyone at WP:Editor of the Week and WP:Editor Retention. Your project is not misguided nor a waste of time as some editors have said, instead I find it as a motivation to keep my contributions coming forward. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:12, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Our readers are rewarded by your focus and diligent work and effort. ```Buster Seven Talk 16:27, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I think that would be a well deserved honour for Mohamed CJ. I recently came upon his labours while reviewing one of his GA nominations and incredibly impressed. He's diligent and thorough, and definitely a benefit to Wikipedia. Keep up the good work. --ColonelHenry (talk) 16:55, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

ShareMap maps

Hi Mohamed, some time ago you created good map using ShareMap If you need any assistance with ShareMap please let me know.

Meanwhile if you can I will be very happy if you can add your support in this discussion: meta:Talk:Interwiki_map#ShareMap

We opened request of adding ShareMap to list of sites that are available using Interwiki links, and any support voice is warmly welcome (you can add your comment or just I support or +1). We believe that adding ShareMap to Interwiki will make linking easier.

I will be also very happy if you can add yourself to the list of ShareMap users here : commons:User_talk:ShareMap/ShareMap_users

We are applying for Wikimedia Foundation grant and we need to prove that people are really using ShareMap to enrich their articles.

Thanks

--Jkan997 (talk) 22:20, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Bahrain Tamarod

Greetings, Mohamed CJ. I saw that you asked Lemurbaby about what could be done to the Bahrain Tamarod article to prepare it for a FAC nomination. It's a great article. Looking it over, I can see a number of minor grammar errors, mostly involving commas. For instance... An injuries count of "10 protesters, 2 critically and 1 Asian worker" should be either "10 protesters, 2 critically, and 1 Asian worker" or "10 protesters (2 critically) and 1 Asian worker". The sentence "On 7 August, Al Jazeera English reporter, Hyder Abbasi was prevented..." does not need a comma after "reporter". The next sentence, "On 8 August, a third photographer, Ahmed Al-Fardan was briefly arrested..." does need a comma after "Al-Fardan". Etc. These are easy enough to fix.

The sourcing seems very good. Again, there are some very minor points. (Fixed publications with an ISBN, such as footnote 33, should not have a retrieved date, for instance.) But again, these shouldn't be a problem, so long as you're able to fix them when people find them.

Be sure that everything in the lead and the infobox is mentioned and sourced in the body of the article. That's something that it's always best to double-check. If that's all fine, it looks to me like in should be a strong candidate. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 15:52, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Hey! Thank you very much for your notes, I'll make sure to take all of them into account when pushing for a FAC. Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:57, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you Mohamed CJ for helping to promote Bahrain Tamarod to Good article status. Please accept this sign of appreciation from me. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 05:10, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 10:02, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
👍 Like -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:00, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Please add ref https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_Bahrain&diff=prev&oldid=499420095

ref name="reutbahdor" thanks --Frze > talk 07:33, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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Wow.. Thank you very much for your kind words.. I'm proud to be a recipient of this wonderful jewel :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 13:56, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
We miss the wonderful photographer and writer of the jewel also, also again. Look for Khazar's name on my talk, I will restore my favourite from the archive, the one that made me cry, last year, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:52, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
It's wonderful the impact a person can leave in others.. even when you have never met face to face. Mohamed CJ (talk) 19:18, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Fucking Machines thanks

Thank you for your help at Fucking Machines, most appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 05:14, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Hahaha, you're welcome :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 05:24, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

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Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup!

Hello Mohamed CJ, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:32, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical New Artist of the Year

Hello Mohamed CJ! I'm just leaving a message in regards to your edit on Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical New Artist of the Year. You see, the corrected name for a band is "Inocentes MC", not "Innocente MC" as edited on your AWB. In regards, Erick (talk) 21:29, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I thought it was a spelling mistake. Anyway, I don't mind my edits getting reverted when I'm wrong & thanks for taking the time to explain it :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:28, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For being so polite and civil throughout the review of Al Khawalid. I'm sorry you had to wait so long and then deal with my rather capricious and abrupt manner, and hope there are no hard feelings. Thanks again for your edits, LT910001 (talk) 03:23, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
It was hard, but I sure you there are no hard feelings at all. If there is anything, is it that the article is in better shape now, thanks to your feedback. Thanks for the star :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:18, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for your help at Chicago Options Associates, much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 05:02, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

My pleasure :) Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:03, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Central Europe

Hi, could you proofread the article Central Europe, please. A large part of it has been deleted, just before your edittion.--89.128.236.143 (talk) 23:49, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't have enough information about the topic to do so. The advice I can give to you is to stop using socks and re-use your old account to appeal the blocks. Mohamed CJ (talk) 08:33, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 January newsletter

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  • Sure why not. Thanks for the invitation. Freedom of speech is under attack in my country, Bahrain. Those who criticize the government are often jailed, especially if their criticism involved the King. Mohamed CJ (talk) 20:00, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
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The Bahrain now

What's up, Mohamed? It's been a very long time since we chat together on Facebook. Anyway how are your days? Did you got your results from your exams?

Recently, I saw the latest incident whereby your Al Khalifa regime court seems to order its dissolution of the Islamic Scholars Council, claiming they are violating the kingdom's constitution, or law etc. whatever. What are your comments about this? At the same time, it seems like the Crown Prince of Bahrain seems to revive the talks hastily shortly after the previous national dialogue got collapsed. Do you think the national dialogue will bring any good outcome for the nation and the revolution itself, or does it only suit for the regime's interest?

Hope you are doing fine these days lol. Myronbeg (talk) 08:55, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm fine thanks. The Crown Prince public meeting with Al Wefaq leaders was the first since 2011. It raised hopes that were not matched with actions on ground as arrests and clashes continued. Now we have a 19 year old boy killed with gunshot[23] (not birdshot) in addition to closing the aforementioned Shia council. These high profile developments are in contradiction with the path the dialogue should be taking us. It seems that hardliners are at play. My opinion is that of Abduljalil Khalil: "[it] might be another game that will be spoilt by the hardliners"[24] (this article has some good analysis btw). Needless to say, I'm pessimistic about the situation and I don't see any agreement coming in the near future unless something big happens. Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:19, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. If it is true that elements from the hardline factions of Al Khalifa are trying to derail the process of so-called national dialogue, does that mean the Crown Prince and the king itself are willing to commit towards democratic reforms as demanded by the mainstream opposition parties? Myronbeg (talk) 15:04, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
The Crown Prices is seen by optimists as willing, but unable to deliver reforms. Being educated in the West, speaking fluent English and promising reforms, the CP is definitely the best face for public relations. Are they playing the good cop/bad cop game? Most probably yes. This is however a pessimistic view.
The King on the other hand is the one who brought the new hardliners (Al Khawalid) to power. Day after day he's showing that he's no different from them. In December 2013 he referred to 1783 (the date of Al Khalifa invasion of Bahrain) as the year of Bahrain's Islam, Arabism and sovereignty that was fulfilled in 1971 (year of Independence from Britain). Bahrain became a Muslim country in 7 AH (629 CE) and was an Arab country long before that. So the only explanation for his words is that he considered Shia as non-Arab (probably Persian) infidels. This recalls the use of the objective Al-Fateh (the conqueror) to refer to the founder of Al Khalifa who the led the attack against Bahrain. This is only used to describe Muslims victories over non-Muslims as in the early stages of Islam. By saying that, he is essentially complicating the conflict by extending it into the past. It also shows that he derives his legitimacy from that of the conquest (legitimacy of sword and blood).
In the Constitution, the King is given wide authorities, that he is a de facto absolute monarch. He appoints the cabinet and the PM. He heads the judiciary. He heads the upper house of the Parliament and can dissolve the lower house (which already suffers from gerrymandering). He heads the military. He head the Ruling Family Council and the Supreme Defence Council. There are various other positions which he heads, but I can't recall them at the moment. This places the King at the center of the conflict and no matter which way you look at it, the King is behind all of the crackdown and he can put an end to it if he wishes to, but does he? Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:01, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Have you seen the recent statement made by the recently formed Youth of Change urging its supporters to change the Bahraini flag [25] on the upcoming 3rd anniversary of the uprising? How do you see that day coming? Will people once again heed to the calls for change or prefer the choice of stability as it happpens in Egypt? Myronbeg (talk) 16:51, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
I've seen this idea (change of flag) discussed endless time on Bahrain Online during the early stages of the uprising. It didn't get much support back then, and I don't think it will now.
I think that people are still eager to protest and show their ambition for change. This is reflected in the formal opposition weekly authorized demonstrations, which surprisingly still attract tens of thousands, despite many people losing hope that change will come via these peaceful means. The only thing stopping people from taking to the street is government repression, which is daily. The Al Khalifa can't stop repression at this stage without offering real reform or reaching a strong deal, because if they do, then we're back to the first square.. Pearl Roundabout. And as long as no deal is reached.. the country will be stuck in an endless cycle of violence and counter violence. Luckily it's only low level violence that doesn't disturb everyday life, as least most of the time, for most people.
What is most scary for me is the slowly growing apartheid-like atmosphere. It was not long that Seef Mall offered jobs for Sunnis only or a new under-construction mall in Muharraq refused to rent shops to Shia traders. On the other hand, many Shia do not buy anything from Sunnis. Mistrust between the two sects is very high. I'm very disappointed that the government had succeeded in add a deep sectarian element to a purely political/human rights crisis. I don't know who to blame for this, but I'm sure regional politics have had some very strong influence. Mohamed CJ (talk) 20:56, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Just a few days ago, the regime has drawn up a law which toughens penalties for any people who insults the king, though it does not specify what is the jail term for such offenders. Interesting part is that it also applies to anyone who "insults the flag and emblem". Why doesn't the regime implement this repressive law long ago? Could this has to do in response to the opposition entities attempts to change the flag? Myronbeg (talk) 14:48, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

I don't think so. This is not a new thing, they just toughened the sentences. See for instance: [26], [27], [28], [29]. Mohamed CJ (talk) 15:39, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

ITN credit

--Vejvančický (talk / contribs) 15:34, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Mohamed CJ (talk) 11:20, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Help

Could you please help to figure out who Ali Fahad Al-Rashid is? According to news reports[30], he is the the speaker of the Kuwaiti parliament, but according to National Assembly (Kuwait) article Marzouq Al-Ghanim is its speaker. --Երևանցի talk 03:00, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

@Yerevantsi: Apparently Al-Rashid is an MP and heads the foreign affairs committee in the Parliament (per a recent news item on his website). In recent years, the Kuwaiti Parliament has been dissolved every 1-2 years by the Amir, so positions can change frequently. I hope this helps. Mohamed CJ (talk) 10:39, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Also, in December 2012, he was about to become the head of the Parliament, but the Constitutional Court ruled that elections were invalid. Mohamed CJ (talk) 10:42, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, there does seem to be some confusion. Thanks for clearing it up. --Երևանցի talk 16:04, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Al-Boainain Page

Hey there. I saw that you posted on Asimalsadeh's talk page. I was wondering if you could help me prove asim wrong? He keeps posting that Al-Buainain are Persians, etc. when infact, they're not. I would really appreciate it. --37.211.239.0 (talk) 16:40, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

You can prove him wrong by citing reliable sources (such as a book, a journal article etc) and discussing the issue at the article's talk page. You can follow the same advises I gave to him. Mohamed CJ (talk) 16:47, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Page Edit

Hi Mohammed,

I made changes to a page and you keep undoing these. Why is this? ( Surgeon123 (talk) 09:27, 9 April 2014 (UTC) )

Hi there Surgeon123. Your blanking of many sections of the page was undone by Denisarona and me. The same content was also restored several times by other editors. The reason why this is happening is that the content you and other users (I hope it was not all you!) are trying to remove is sourced to reliable sources and confirms to the norms of Wikipedia. Illegitimate blacking of it is harmful to the encyclopedia (it is considered vandalism). Instead of what you are trying to do, why don't you provide reliable secondary sources so that perhaps we can improve that article by proving more information about the college (which are currently missing) such as research, student life etc? You can also discuss other improvements to the article in the talk page. Mohamed CJ (talk) 09:48, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Person vandalizing Bani Yas page

Hi Mohamed CJ,

an unregistered user is vandalizing the Bani Yas page and keeps incessantly adding unverified dogma in which he claims that the Albloushi family actually belongs to the Bani Yas tribe, implying that the Balochs are Arabs. There's been a small-scale edit war regarding this issue going on for days. Hope you could resolve it. Thanks AsimAlsadeh (talk) 18:24, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted his/her addition of the information that cannot be found in the source and invited him/her to discuss it if needed. If he/she reverts again, start a discussion on the talk and ping him/her on their user page. If this doesn't work either, follow the next steps outlined in Wikipedia:Dispute resolution. Mohamed CJ (talk) 08:22, 17 April 2014 (UTC)