Has Lebanon lost its identity by catering to tourists?
Published July 17th, 2012 - 10:33 GMT
One once proud Lebanese blogger has officially lost hope in her country; Yahoo! Maktoob launches Ramadan destinations in English; How to work with a Muslim in the office; and the power of the Arab 'stach
"It is a sad moment when you find out that even though you belong in your country, you simply don’t fit there. This past week had this revelation thrust upon me. I belong in Lebanon. But I do not fit."
Yahoo! Maktoob Launches Ramadan Destination in English
"Yahoo! Maktoob has launching a dedicated Ramadan destination on the English Yahoo! Maktoob, which comes to complement its Arabic Ramadan offering, and is targeted towards English speaking Muslims and non-Muslims who might want to learn more about this time of year."
Religious Diversity @ Workplace: Working With Muslims
"Employers & employees should understand that when a colleague practices in their own break time during their work day, they’re just being loyal and committed to their religions… something that’s frowned upon in many parts of the world, although it should be the exact opposite.
Because a committed person, is a committed professional, and a committed professional is a successful workplace. Respect, tolerance, and coexistence reflect the spirit of a workplace, their presence creates harmony and happiness, that leads to more and more success on so many levels."
"In many cultures a large mustache is seen as manly. In Jordan, especially among Bedouins, it is a masculinity barometer.
Here are a few phrases that highlight the power of the Jordanian mustache:
“I swear by my mustache!” (when making a promise)
“A falcon could land on it!” (said about a large mustache)
Any my favorite: “May God salute your mustache!” (said to greet or bless someone)"