Black Iris writes of how the Islamic Action Front have released a ‘religious edict’ or ‘fatwa’ accusing the Jordanian government of apostasy. The fatwa is based on the fact that Jordanian troops help UN and American troops in Afghanistan according to a Jordan Times translation, and in so doing are "supporting non-Muslims in their aggression against another Muslim country".
Black Iris asks why the IAF has issued the edict now – why not a year ago when Sharif Ali bin Zaid, a Jordanian suicide bomber, exposed Jordanian cooperation with the CIA? The blogger suggests that the reason is to distract attention away from internal power-struggles, or the lack of any presence in Parliament while at the same time energizing the IAF's base.
A Lebanese Architect joins the ranks of the “Keep Walking” initiative - a “mantra which embodies an unwavering determination to succeed despite adversity.” According to the blogger Lebanon, which has faced times of danger and despair, can especially understand this attitude.
The post then gives some biography and information about Bernard Khoury – once dismissed as a “paper architect.” It references his struggle in the years following graduation from Rhode Island school of Design in New York, and his eventual rise to fame after the B018 building in Beirut.
The piece finishes will some great examples of Khoury’s work.
Twofortyeightam dedicates a post to archived video footage of Kuwait from the past – here in 1984 and 1986, but there is also some great footage in earlier, hyperlinked posts (see car exhibition).
There’s national day celebrations, footage of the Gulf road, as well as residential areas during their prime.
Assignment no. 3 - Fictional character - Ann Lindell
This is a blog about character creation – in this case an “Ann Lindel.” The character investigates murder and mystery. She doesn’t know Copengagen as well as she know’s Stockholm, but she notices something new every day…
Does this blog represent research for a novel, or simply someone’s day dreams?