Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bidoons of Kuwait

In Kuwait there are about 100,000 people with no citizenship, no right to eduction, no healthcare, no right to own property. These are the bidoon, descendants of nomadic clans who wandered across the Arabian peninsula before the era of national borders and are now treated as aliens. The word bidoon itself means 'outside' How does Kuwait, an enormously rich country, discriminate so shamelessly against a deprived minority? Can they be persuaded to give these people their full rights as citizens? We ought at least to try.


I won 3-0 yesterday. Last game recorded was August 16 when I led 64-61, so its now 67-61

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