About

Who’s the guy behind all of this ILQ this; ILQ that?

I kind of figured that you’d be wondering who I was by now. I could give you the basic summary, but that wouldn’t that interesting at all now would it? No of course not.

I’m the kind of guy who wants to look back at his life and think “I did that!” A young face and an old soul. I try to look at life in a positive light. I went from trying my hand at acting,¬†audio-graphing, graphic designing, web designing, marketing, networking, programming, doing a bit of racing, blading, snow boarding, mixed martial arts, starting my own web network, a mobile shop in London, and I’d say quite alot more.

I’m a guy that went to university in the UK and mixed with people from different nations so I could get a taste of different cultures. I came back taking a few of the best lessons of each nation and now hope to mix it their flavours with Qatar.

I have a vision for Qatar. One that makes it stand out from the rest; One that makes people think “wow, I wish I lived there”. I see the potential in all people but especially in my country. I started the first Arabic Society in Essex. The goal was to spread our culture, show them a bit of mystery and hospitality, and let everyone get a ‘taster’ what we’re all about.

I want Qatar to be a country where both locals and expats can be proud of. To do that, I aim to bring the good out in it, and to highlight ways of changing the bad. I’ve been asked the same questions about being an Arab and a Muslim for ages, so I hope that through this blog, I’ll be able to show people that we’re not so different, and what you see on television is not at all what we’re really like.

Enjoy.

 

Important: Anything I write on my personal blog is just that; personal. They are my views alone.

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.