While he agrees that the majority of the clergy are not helping to calm things in Lebanon, the Beiruti blogger suggests a better way to deal with them:
"How can we help reduce the influence of religious leaders? There’s no magic wand to wave, but politicians should be less deferential to individuals who are not elected and who are not accountable to the population when things go wrong. They should challenge them whenever they can (which has been happening but very slowly)"
A step by step on tutorial on how to make the infamous " melwi, an amazing multi-layered bread which is a kind of mille-feuille in that the dough is layered with fat except that the technique is very different.
And here, in black & white pictures, is how Bushra, who I worked with in Marrakesh, makes Melwi."
"'Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results'
And this blogger methodically lays out the facts, showing that Shafik is 'more of the same' in Egypt