August 3, 2011
Sad but true: a man was found in his bedroom in Beirut dead by Sheesha/ Arguileh/ Hookah, if you prefer; Angry Arab railing at the privileged Jewish faith compared to the suppressed, policed Islamic one; Raising millions, but still not feeding Somalia's starving young; Robert Fisk offers insights into the fate & fall-out of Mubarak on trial; and Dear Mr. President, with love Palestine.
Israel joins the people power Mideast wave of protests- sweeping Palestine aside while it focuses on domestic middle class issues, as better housing; Another social media hoax Arab woman-identity investigated (Liliane Khalil); Remembering Kuwait's day of Invasion by aggressor Iraq; What's Saudi Arabia protesting or not protesting? And cross-dressing in Arabia.
August 2, 2011
At this fasting hour when a lot of you are without caffeine at work, here's fantasizing about coffee; How did Saudi Arabia kill the Arab Spring or at least take the spring out of its step; Background into the Charter for Compassion mission, and tying it into 30 kind deeds for Ramadan; A new mosque for Ramadan in Dubai; and some advertising wonders with LED in Times Square, NY.
Just because you are fasting doesn’t mean that smiling will kill you, says our Ramadan Challenger; There's room for more than one lesson a day in Ramadan- try Compassion; A flavor of childhood Ramadans in the UAE; Never too late; A little harsh word, and a dressing down, on Ramadan practices today.
August 1, 2011
Saving money when studying abroad can be a challenge for Saudi students as much as the next; On the timing (not appropriate to any season) of the pre-Ramadan Syrian slaughter; and a Christian invited to Ramadan Iftar; or a Muslim searching for Ramadan in a Christian spot in the Middle East.
As one bloggers sets herself the challenge of striving to fulfill the challenges of Ramadan picking lessons to focus on, we can join her journey: Today is Patience; Ramadan modified; An appeal for Somalia's starvation; Tweet for Gaza from the Holy Land in the Holy Month.
Monday kicks off the Holy Month- so wishing you blessings for Ramadan; No divorces this Ramadan in at least one spot of the Muslim 'kingdom'; Reports from Egypt on sectarian relations on the dawn of the Holy Month; Syria tries to stifle Muslim expression in Hama on the Eve of Ramadan; And an Atheist challenges Muslims' steadfastness and faith this month.
July 31, 2011
When child-play is exploited by adult, perverse, sex-games; Post-Saddam Arab Spring numbness to Iraqi deaths; Dishonor killings by a father of all 6 daughters, "Because two talked to boys on the phone"; Conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semetism is a specter that still looms large; And what kind of mafia in Lebanon is this demonized guild?
Arrange marriages existed in the Western countries years ago, and Muslim dating practices still agree with Jewish Orthodox ones; Salafists in Tahrir Square uncovered; What to do with your books once you've read them; The competition to design the new Human Rights logo is open- see if you can qualify for entry.
July 28, 2011
What's 'happening' in Jordan: from places that are 'It' to media coverage conspiracies; and a Blogger invites us into a Bedouin wedding- the women's side.
What this stinging 'likening' still means to people whose imagination was captured and gripped on the uglier and pitiful Beirut of the 1970s and 1080s; Try being 'Happy' on for size with a smaller McMeal; on the forces and Christian-Zionist forces playing tricks on Norway's most hated blond; A defense of nagging is not a piece on women, but on Lebanese society.
July 27, 2011
Nearly 50 reasons why you should donate a buck to Somalia- but maybe one reason is compelling enough; Arabs' Got Talent, so why not have an Idol too: presenting Arab Idol from MBC; Life is just about the luck of the draw in the first place; lessons learned from Oslo; And confessions of a nearly-molester.
An arrest for a song-crime committed 2 years ago in a country that openly mocks politicians in daring TV shows; Kuwait has world's highest mortality rate for breast cancer; Tips on staying safe in Amman for new-comers; Not another honor crime in Jordan, but yes, maybe a copy-cat crime effect; and an Interview with, not a vampire, but an Expat.
July 26, 2011
Penis punishment restores honor: Jordanian sodomizes wife's lover, slits throat, and takes penis trophy
An enraged Jordanian husband hands over his cuckolder's penis to police in a bag; In separate incidents of 'honor' shock-killings, a father kills his daughter for late coffee and a brother kills sister for sex out of wedlock; Why Moms don't sleep; Farewell Fahman- a Lebanese favorite comedian's death is overshadowed by Amy Winehouse; Kuwait and Iraq still have issues.
The rhyming Revolutionary Arab poet celebrated on the anniversary of his birth and eve of his death; on Palestinian Chicken and great sex as the road map to peace according to Jewish comedian Larry David; U.S. political speech decoded with an astute humor; Syrian art opens a window into the Syrian condition; and the positive correlation between poverty and dental horror.