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Old Apr 25th 2011, 4:07 am
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I can't help noticing all these rulers of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar have the name Khalifa in their names, whether it's Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani or Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa or whatever. Can't be coincidence, or I'm just not paying enough attention.

Only really noticed when I read this piece about the lovely kinds of people invited to the Royal Wedding. The Bahrain fella isn't going now.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...t-2274407.html
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
I can't help noticing all these rulers of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar have the name Khalifa in their names, whether it's Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani or Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa or whatever. Can't be coincidence, or I'm just not paying enough attention.

Only really noticed when I read this piece about the lovely kinds of people invited to the Royal Wedding. The Bahrain fella isn't going now.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...t-2274407.html
Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani means Hamad son of Khalifa of the Thani tribe, right?
I guess Khalifa is a popular name amongst Gulf Arabs of the Persian Gulf coast but them belonging to different tribes (Al Thani for Bahrain and Al Nahyan for Abu Dhabi) must mean they aren't immediately related but nonetheless the tribes would be related.

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I don't think so. Here are a few living Khalifas...not all related I guess.

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi
Hamad bin Khalifa, Emir of Qatar
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, former Emir of Qatar
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, President of the 61st United Nations General Assembly
Marcel Khalife, Lebanese musician
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Saudi Arabian businessman
Omer Khalifa, Sudanese sportsman
Rafik Khalifa, Algerian billionaire
Wiz Khalifa, American Rapper
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Khalifa also apparently means "successor" or "representative" so it a good name for the first born of a ruling family, I guess.
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
I don't think so. Here are a few living Khalifas...not all related I guess.

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi
Hamad bin Khalifa, Emir of Qatar
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, former Emir of Qatar
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, President of the 61st United Nations General Assembly
Marcel Khalife, Lebanese musician
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Saudi Arabian businessman
Omer Khalifa, Sudanese sportsman
Rafik Khalifa, Algerian billionaire
Wiz Khalifa, American Rapper
you're forgetting Khalifa Chegwin

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Originally Posted by saudiflares View Post
And Khalifa Harris and Orville the Zionist Duck
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And Khalifa Harris and Orville the Zionist Duck
Orville was a Zionist?

Had me fooled - I thought he was a fascist!

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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Orville was a Zionist?

Had me fooled - I thought he was a fascist!

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Left wing or right wing?

Don't matter. He couldn't fly...
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He couldn't fly...
That's debateable...Keith always thought he was just pretending he was lame...

Orville: I wish I could fly way up to the sky but I can’t,
Keith: You can,
Orville: I can’t!
Orville: I wish I could see what folks see in me but I can’t,
Keith: You can,
Orville: I can’t!
Keith: Look, Orville,
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Nothing that you can say
Will change how I feel today:
I know that we’ll never part;
Now hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.
Orville: Thank you.

Orville: I wish that I had a mummy and dad but I don’t,
Keith: You don’t?
Orville: I don’t!
Orville: I often pretend my sadness will end but it won’t,
Keith: It will,
Orville: I won’t!
Keith: Look, Orville,
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Now that I’m here with you,
There’s nothing that you can’t do,
So why don’t you make a start
And hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.
Orville: Ahhh…

Orville: So does this mean although I’m green
And not exactly bright,
You want to care and will be there
To tuck me in at night?
Keith: Well, I’ll always be there, Orville!

Orville: The other birds laugh and say that I’m daft and I am,
Keith: You’re not!
Orville: I am!
Orville: They tease me a lot and call me a clot and I am,
Keith: You’re not!
Orville: I am!
Keith: Look, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Nothing that you can say
Will change how I feel today:
I know that we’ll never part;
Now hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.

[Spoken]
Orville: Thank you. ‘Cos I’ve got a broken heart, haven’t I?
Keith: Yes, I know, but I’m going to help you mend it.
Orville: You, you will do it, won’t you. You’ll help me?
Keith: Of course.
Orville: ‘Cos you love me, don’t you?
Keith: We all love you, Orville.
Orville: How, how, how much do you love me?
Keith: Ooh… this much!
Orville: As much as that?
Keith: Yeah.
Orville: Ahhh… my broken heart.
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And the "Thread That Went Off Topic Quickest But Also In A Very Amusing Way" award goes to......
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
Left wing or right wing?

Don't matter. He couldn't fly...


So that clears him of involvement in 911 then...

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That's debateable...Keith always thought he was just pretending he was lame...

Orville: I wish I could fly way up to the sky but I can’t,
Keith: You can,
Orville: I can’t!
Orville: I wish I could see what folks see in me but I can’t,
Keith: You can,
Orville: I can’t!
Keith: Look, Orville,
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Nothing that you can say
Will change how I feel today:
I know that we’ll never part;
Now hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.
Orville: Thank you.

Orville: I wish that I had a mummy and dad but I don’t,
Keith: You don’t?
Orville: I don’t!
Orville: I often pretend my sadness will end but it won’t,
Keith: It will,
Orville: I won’t!
Keith: Look, Orville,
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Now that I’m here with you,
There’s nothing that you can’t do,
So why don’t you make a start
And hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.
Orville: Ahhh…

Orville: So does this mean although I’m green
And not exactly bright,
You want to care and will be there
To tuck me in at night?
Keith: Well, I’ll always be there, Orville!

Orville: The other birds laugh and say that I’m daft and I am,
Keith: You’re not!
Orville: I am!
Orville: They tease me a lot and call me a clot and I am,
Keith: You’re not!
Orville: I am!
Keith: Look, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Nothing that you can say
Will change how I feel today:
I know that we’ll never part;
Now hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.

[Spoken]
Orville: Thank you. ‘Cos I’ve got a broken heart, haven’t I?
Keith: Yes, I know, but I’m going to help you mend it.
Orville: You, you will do it, won’t you. You’ll help me?
Keith: Of course.
Orville: ‘Cos you love me, don’t you?
Keith: We all love you, Orville.
Orville: How, how, how much do you love me?
Keith: Ooh… this much!
Orville: As much as that?
Keith: Yeah.
Orville: Ahhh… my broken heart.
Typical fascist...strip away all the exterior and he's just a sad needy little bird without any wings.

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Typical fascist...strip away all the exterior and he's just a sad needy little bird without any wings.

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*awaits Norm_uk's character assasination of Cuddles the Monkey*

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Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani means Hamad son of Khalifa of the Thani tribe, right?.
no, al thani is the family name, it may also however be the tribes name but not necessarialy
ie khalifa bin zayed al nayan is khalifa son of zayed of the nayan family and bani yas tribe. most emiratis are of the bani yas tribe but there are other tribes in the uae. these tribes are then subdivided further, the bani yas originated in al ain/liwa and are the most dominant in terms of numbers and political power. these older tribal allegiancies are what causes a lot of the bickering between emirates, well that and money

http://www.uaeinteract.com/uaeint_mi...ectives/04.pdf

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