Thank you, Aliaa Elmehdy, for showing us what freedom is
"Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah
I read a news article this weekend about an Egyptian feminist blogger named Aliaa Elmehdy, who in a controversial move uploaded a nude picture online in order to express her freedom after the revolution in Egypt. Her move was met with condemnation by Muslims all over the world, but for myself, I have a different view."
Lebanon: History in the Making? (World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014)
"I haven’t seen a full stadium in Lebanon for God knows how long. Yet, today, the whole Lebanese people went to support the Football National Team against Korea Republic. Lebanon won 2-1 while the President of the country Michel Sleiman was watching from the stands. Every player of the national team was rewarded with 10 million Liras (almost
$ 6,700) by the Lebanese government post the win."
Lebanon’s Syrian Occupation – A Persistent Matter That Should Never Be Forgotten
"Many of the Lebanese who lived where Syrian influence was god found it better to leave Lebanon to countries where freedom ruled. This immigration is key to understanding the demographic differences many speak about in the country today: the big Christian minority and the dismal Muslim majority. Christian numbers were decreased through the influence of Syrian occupation over the course of its existence until their say in the country’s affairs was rendered minimal, something we’re still paying the price of today."
Lebanese Political Talk Show Rumbles: A Tentative Top Five
"In a country where the print media is largely ignored and has a marginal influence on politics, getting your message across on these weekly TV programs is a vital piece of every political party’s strategy. As a result, what one usually gets is a very lively debate between two politicians from rival parties."
Green Data ("Gr33n Data"), gives an account of how the internet can be re-engineered to give users more control of their internet surfing experience. Read the article to find out more about the internet can be changed (be warned: some technical details).