July 31, 2011
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.
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.
July 25, 2011
Trees are not just for Christmas: Ramadan is going to be a brightly lit affair in the region as celebratory fever takes hold in street decor; Judging Gaddafi for his crimes; Amman streets are not only aglow with festive lights, but hazard lights for all the pitfalls; It's going be a long, hot but dust-free Ramadan; and child-neglect.
Find out if you've read any or many of the UK's top 100 books, as deemed by the BBC; See what Scandinavian Arabs think of their 'racist' Norwegian gunman; Check out a Palestinian army of old in their manly army attire; Egyptian media processing their fledgling democracy; On being 'saved' by Islam; And the trend to Google plus-up when some have only just got Facebook sussed.
July 24, 2011
Amy Winehouse's life has been snuffed in a rock n roll fashion of living fast and dying young; Throwing into relief the imbalance in reportage on this Norwegian menace who left behind a trail of clues in ugly writings of virulent bigotry and hatred to Muslims (so the anti- archetypal Terrorist!) ; Social Media in a book; and the road to Jeita Grotto is a dump.
Feeling let down by unbalanced U.S. media coverage yet again re: the Norwegian case or Blond-Gate; Remembering the King David bombing July 22 '46- another Zionist terror perpetration that tried to duck the label of terror; and after revisiting Egypt's past on anniversary of Revolution July 23, 1952, a probing look into its future.
July 23, 2011
Digesting the Oslo attacks and the ramifications for global terror and our colored reaction to such home-brewed or right wing internal affairs as Oklahoma; Tourism fall-off in Lebanon requires damage control; Child-play and sleep- how differently children of the world live and sleep ; The Protest Song in Syria, is sung but unheard; What difference a name makes.
July 21, 2011
A blogger recounts (authentically we trust) father's harrowing tale of arrest and torture at the hands of Syrian 'old-hands' at administering brutality; News site bringing your more news forum aggregators, for the Gulf; More fun advertising that plays with fitness and tight unseemly clothes; and when a grandparent reaches toddlerhood.