In the beginning I thought that I was the only person who have problems with Watani Online (WOL)
service. The problem was that every time I want to log in to checkout my NBK (National Bank of Kuwait)
account on my Mac I have to use Internet Explorer instead of Safari
which I usually use for everyday browsing.
Few days ago Mark posted about a problem he was having with using WOL, and from the replies on this topic and other topics that followed I found out that the problem is much worst than I expected. It looks like Internet Explorer, which Microsoft stopped supporting long time ago, is no longer available for download! What that means is that all new Mac users have no way to use WOL and check their accounts online!!
Mark and other Mac users emailed the NBK people, but they were faced with a standardized reply telling them to simply.. use a PC!! I emailed them myself and got an almost identical reply as they did.
This is a monopoly (and not the good fun one :)) which we all should stand against.. both Mac and PC users!
Go ahead.. email them and tell them that you demand equality.
Crazy things happened since my last post. Debates, economic sanctions, riots, violence.. ambassadors retrieved, buildings burnt even people died ! All of that because of a few stupid cartoons
printed in some stupid newspaper.. in Denmark!
People went Denmark crazy (and I don’t blame them really). I may as well swear that if you asked those people two months ago where the Denmark is on the map or what the Denmark flag looks like they would open their mouths and stare at you (few of them still do!).
There are two reasons why I’m talking about this issue today. First, It was a strange coincident that Islam and freedom of speech was the subject of one of my essays for the last term (I talked about it in my last post). What influenced my essay was a similar event that took place in the mid 80’s about Salman Rushdi and his book Satanic Verses which caused the same kind of reaction and debate in both the Islamic and the Western worlds.
I would’ve loved to include the recent events in the essay but it is too late now. Wish me luck and good grades :).
The second reason why I’m writing about this matter is to promote a new project we are working on theses days. The project is called WhyDoWeLoveMohammed.com. It’s an invitation to express our true love to our prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon him and a message to the world that we love this man so much for a reason and will not accept any kind of humiliation toward him.
So go ahead and express your love.. tell us why do you love Mohammed (PBUH)?