Monday, October 30, 2006

don't ignore this

edit: as of 12:45 p.m. today (new edit: actually it happened much earlier - around 9:00), Mahmood's blog has been blocked by the MOI. I have no idea when and if it'll get back online (he has a mirror up, check out the link below)... but hopefully it will. He's tapped into some serious stuff, btw... this is why it's no longer viewable. This is serious... make note and keep checking. Ppl need to know what's happening in the world today.

edit to my edit: 3:42 p.m. - for all of you outside of bahrain, you'll have no probs in accessing his site. so... go there... take a look at what's happening in this country.

My friend Mahmood who is the Godfather of blogging (Mahmood's Den) had his site blocked yesterday from the Ministry of Information here in Bahrain. The MOI has blocked a good number of sites already and just announced the blocking of 7 more, including his.... but luckily it is back up and running this morning. There's also an article in today's GDN about this by Tariq Khonji... check it out if you're interested.

Mahmood's blog gets over 4 million hits a month... yeah, it's that good! You'll find all types of different topics of interest over there... anything from gardening (and he's a fantastic gardener btw... meaning => I'm terribly envious), and he knows his stuff when it comes to Bahraini politics, and all the ppl that are involved w/ making this tiny island of Bahrain go round and round. He's also a great photographer and has a wicked sense of humor.

So.... this is my shout out to him and for any of you that might be interested, check out his site. It'll give you a GOOD look at what's happening in this far away land... things that a lot of higher ups don't want you to see.... hence the reason his site was blocked by order of the Minister of disInformation.


Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

Thanks very much indeed for your support tooners, and I'm not that great a gardener!!! Why don't you and hubby come over during the weekend for some refreshments and see the garden in daylight?!


Apart from that, thanks again for your support.

Alfanan said...

Mahmood you're a MUCH better gardner than I am, that's for sure ;) I'd love to come over on the weekend. I'll call you and set a time up :)

Anonymous said...

I haven't dropped by his site for a couple weeks now but I like his blog alot.

You would think censoring a blog would attract far more attention to those who wish to suppress it that they would like.

tooners said...

chris in mb, that's exactly what it's doing.. he's getting tons of attention. it's been in the press for the last two days and apparently a bunch of ppl are letting the New York Times know and such. from the news today, the MOI is planning to take legal action against the sites that are finding ways around the block. so... we shall see what happens!

and Mahmood, i'd be overjoyed to come and see your place w/ all the beautiful flowers!!! thanks for the invite!

TechZ said...

Glad to know, Mahmood's site is back!