Ali Abdulemam, 27 years old, the owner of one of the most popular site in
Imagine the police in Oman arresting Neo because of OmanForum or Saeed Al Rashdi because he owns Sablat Al Arab.
Its scary. I've been lamenting the lack of serious Omani bloggers who'd want to actually speak out and write honestly about Oman. I guess news like this from a country that has been relatively tolerant of people who speak out against the government quickly puts the fear of God into people here who might have thought it.
I am a coward. I wouldn't want to be the test case. I got too much to worry about than to test the limits of Omani blogging. I set my limits when I first started this blog. I don't write about work, and as much as I'd love to write more seriously I try to keep things light. Is that a double standard? I guess it is. I wouldn't mind it if there were people reading this thinking "if you're not willing to do it then why should we?" But my worst fear is that there aren't any people like that and I'm the only one who sees things the way I do.