September 18, 2012
Apparently the woman's soccer team went to the Czech Republic more for seeing the sites than working on their skills and team cohesion; Newsweek puts on its cover "Muslim Rage" and bearded men raging; and in the grand scheme of things, these protests are rather tame.
A sad day for the remaining few who were holding out hope that the Press and Publication Law in Jordan was going to be vetoed; a Syrian Christian thinker makes an appeal to the Pope; gaining favor in Egypt by blaming Israel; and Lebanon and Iran have a chat.
September 17, 2012
That massacre is engraved in the memory of a whole generation, with the hysterical screams of a Palestinian woman shouting “Where are the Arabs ?”, a question that remains unanswered till this day; Be amazed at the annual salaries of Lebanese politicians; Pope mass in Beirut and the new Nikon D600.
"A vast chasm separates the poor standing of Arabs in the world today from their history of greatness. In this context, their injured pride is easy to understand"; 'Re-Building the burnt KFC is a must' says one ashamed resident; and some in Lebanon can't take a joke.
September 16, 2012
In Amman, waking up to the sweet smell of chai and bread is now being replaced with the smell of garbage and burning filth; National Geographic features Abu Dhabi’s ‘Megafactories’; Is there a food revolution going down in Saudi? and some people need to leave Lebanon.
If anything should cause protests and embassies to be stormed, it is this horrific video of blasphemy and torture from Syria's own army; Egypt and Tunisia are about to feel the financial backlash of their over the top protests over the infamous Innocence of Muslims video.
September 15, 2012
Unlocking the secrets of the iPhone 5; Friday prayers for Egypt in the wake of last week's chaos; trains, planes and missile launches; one female blogger grapples with democracy in Saudi.
One Egyptian blogger asks what is the problem with the protesters and why are they storming the American embassy for one movie by one guy who isn't even American; Top 10 realities of working in Jordan; and where to buy the new IPhone 5.
September 13, 2012
Is it becoming clearer that Obama and Netanyahu just don't care for each other? This latest snub could be true or could be just part of the rumor mill; Libyan humiliation a driving force for Anti-Americanism; the Samsung WB150F Review; Bahrain's monitoring their internet now too.
There is entirely too much mystery around Sam Bacile and the supposed 'Jewish' funded film about the Islamic prophet Mohammed; That didn't last long- Lebanon Non-Smoking Law to be reviewed; Post 9/11 Muslims in America; and a first hand account from an American at the Egyptian riots.
September 12, 2012
A Copt in America wants to show his film September 11th in Cairo. Salafists and youth hear that it sheds Mohammed in a bad light and they get upset, protest; Copts protest the film without calling themselves dogs; Yousef backflipping around Kuwait; and Lebanon defeats Iran 1-0 .
Game developers say that the ME online gamers community is the fastest growing among others globally and Dubai is their hub; Girlfriend, you better step offf! a scathing critique of Morocco as an occupying force; and a comic about men and sports.
September 11, 2012
Are we to say things like"Thank God they have something to do!" for the Paralympians? This blogger gives a resounding "NO!"; Lebanon has an amazing graffiti problem; the rich in the Lebanese government get richer; and a tour of Beirut from 100 years past.
Professor Juan Cole claims that America’s 9-11 response subverted true American values & liberties; survey says,"Stay out America!"; a campaign to save the freedom of the internet in Jordan; and the life of a transsexual in Saudi Arabia.
September 10, 2012
Though not discussed, taking one's life is a real danger in the Middle East. Following the West's lead, one blogger offers ways to prevent suicide; a first timer at a Lebanese casino gives his take; Wall Street blues; and Sergio Pérez to change teams?