A tribute to Nablus
Nablus is Nablus
For some, this “Little Damascus” is defined by its urban landscape, the labyrinthine maze of winding covered alleyways covered in posters of martyrs who died in defense of the nation. For others, Nablus is about steaming hot plates of fresh knaffeh, the taste of the gooey cheese and dough reaching your tongue through your nostrils long before you can even take your first bite. There are the old Turkish saunas, the ancient soap factories, towering minarets and clock towers, khans and souqs, and the massive courtyard homes built atop each other with centuries dividing the different layers of construction.
Source: Mashallah News
Algeria's Islamist revival
Twenty-three years after the bloodiest chapter in contemporary Algeria, with 150,000 dead and 7,000 missing, victims of a war between the state and armed Islamist groups during which a whole society was held hostage, things do not appear to be very optimistic: here we are again in the same place caught between a patriarchal state and an Islamist revival.
Source: Your Middle East
Tsk, tsk, Tesco
Commercial giants are playing fast and loose with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. These days it can be a big juicy Ramadan deal, wherever you live, when you go out after avoiding food and water all day long. Fast food chains are especially eager to break your fast. Somehow I suspect that if the Prophet Muhammad were alive today, he would not order pizza and a coke for iftar.