Muslim Brotherhood V. SCAF: More Than a War of Words?
Published March 27th, 2012 - 18:49 GMT
SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood clash as accusations fly; The Lebanese have their power in numbers? ; 10 pitfalls to avoid when studying gender in the Middle East; Japanese retailer Muji comes to Kuwait!
Old habits dies hard, especially in Egypt. This is especially true of the age old resentment between SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood, a dispute unlikely to end with the Brotherhood in parliament. It seems that these clashes are increasing as blame is shifted all around.
"After few hours from now the Muslim brotherhood will hold a historical meetings its members and the rest of the nation are more than interesting to know its results as it will not affect the brotherhood and its future but it will affect the the future of democratic transition in Egypt . "
"In some ways, Lebanon’s situation (10,000 km2, 4.2 million inhabitants) resembles Cuba’s. The army is in Lebanon, but the population is spread across the globe, the market extends across the Arab world, the economic capitol seems to shift towards Dubai, and its students are increasingly in the U.S., London or Paris."
Studying gender is a minefield- a painful discursive and emotional minefield filled with blood, sweat and tears. So, it's very easy to fall into an intellectual black hole, especially if you're studying - gulp - gender in the Middle East. This blogger is kind enough to give 10 astute and sophisticated tips to avoid getting totally lost or going totally insane. If you find yourself in that dilemma that is.
"Gender is not the study of what is evident, it is an analysis of how what is evident came to be."
Randomly enough, Japanese brand Muji is opening up in Kuwait. So, you don't have to go all the way to London to get your hand on some of their minimalist (and innovative) appliances. Although planning a special trip to visit Kuwait just for Muji might be a tad extreme.
"I just found out Alshaya are bringing Muji to Kuwait! Their first store is set to open this year at The Avenues. How cool is that?"