Archive for October 5, 2005
This may indeed be the first Arabic gay/lesbian/bisexual publication. Not impressive at all. It contains the typical Arab liberal upper class mimicry of Western liberal models and paradigms, and only confirms the criticisms that are contained in the article by my dear friend Joseph Massad in his article “Re-Orienting Desire: The Gay International and the [...]
I am very suspicious when it comes to the Lebanese press. I mentioned yesterday the sudden attention by Ad-Diyar newspaper to human rights and social justice in Kuwait. Today, there is another sensational item about Islamist and Shi`ite opposition in Kuwait. The sudden Arab press attention to conditions in another Arab country usually can mean [...]
According to a study cited by Lebanese nutritionist Carla Habib in her book on fasting and nutrition, only half of those who fast in Ramadan experience weight change. Of those who do, half of them gain weight, while the other half lose weight.
There is no better use of the internet than this.
Friedman’s writings on the US military can be used in US military propaganda brochures. But not for anything else. Here, he writes on the diversity in the US military, and about women in the military. Friedman has not heard of what women in US military have gone through, and are going through. It is hopeless [...]
US media (“learning” from the methods of MEMRI) now have a new method. They like to travel around the Middle East and locate one or two supporters of normalization with Israel, and present them as representatives of Arab public opinion at large. And who is better to undertake this mission for the New York Times [...]
Sa`d Hariri starts his mornings in Paris by drinking this.
“Liberation” in progress. Notice the children to the left. But don’t be too judgmental of US occupiers. They are the sons, daughters, and nephews of Abu Mus`ab Zarqawi.
The Empire of Lights (unfinished). 1967. RenÃƒÂ© Magritte.