Archive for July, 2009

Arab Women

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar: “Arab Women: Observations on issues of Feminism”

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

This story of Iraqi gays will not get coverage

“Two gay Iraqi refugees sparked astonishment at a LGBT meeting in Lebanon when they accused US soldiers of committing atrocities against gay Iraqi civilians. An audience at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters last Friday was shown graphic images of …

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

A Saudi-Zionist conspiracy? What Saudi-Zionist conspiracy?

“Au cours de ces trente dernières années, le monde arabe a produit trois avancées majeures, sous l’impulsion de trois dirigeants exceptionnels : le président égyptien Anouar El-Sadate, le roi Hussein de Jordanie et le roi Abdallah d’Arabie saoudit…

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Talking about the issues

Talking about the issues in California. (thanks Caroline)

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

A stooge for Israel

“As the masses passed by him outside Beersheba’s Central Bus Station on Wednesday afternoon, Sheikh Salam al-Hoziel encountered an array of responses to his simple, yet surprising plea.” This buffoon has not heard of the more than 10,000 Palestinians …

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Maids for…Ramadan

“Finding a maid one or two months before Ramadan has become more difficult in the last few years, because both housemaids and housewives have their own requirements.“We cannot work in a house where we will not feel comfortable,” said Lia Hernan, an…

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Samir Ja`ja` feels like dancing

Samir Ja`ja` (Ga`ga` in Egyptian accent) feels like dancing. (thanks Jad)

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Oh, no. Not me.

“Skip has fallen victim to the Ivy League Effect. Check out his articles — you can definitely go to the Root — the Web site he is editor in chief of — if you want to see a repository for the whole masturbatory display. He all but says, “Do I look …

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

The lousy Syrian regime

People in Syria are still condemned by the state for things like “undermining the prestige of the state, weakening nationalist sentiment, and spreading false information that could weaken the psyche of the nation.” Kid you not. (thanks Sana)

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Usurping entity’s rank

“The annual Global Peace Index ranked Israel 141 out of 144 countries on its commitment to peace, according to the organization’s report released on Thursday.”

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Armed gangs you like

“America continues to funnel arms and money to Fatah-controlled militias, encouraging them to attack Hamas in the West Bank, sabotaging the possibility of intra-Palestinian reconciliation.” (thanks Olivia)

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Those who rule Morocco

Those three rule Morocco. (Al-Mustaqbal)

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Remember to NOT vote for Lebanon

The Lebanese Forces fans are not pleased with my calls for people to vote for any country except Lebanon (and Israel). (thanks Eddy)

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

Zee planes, zee planes

“Except for one short flight last year, it has been more than 30 years since the tiny Lebanese air force deployed its antique 1960s-era Hawker Hunter jet fighters, but on Tuesday they once again took to the skies to practise for the military day parade…

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

The desert bloom? In propaganda movies only

Comrade Rami responds to the Zionist propaganda claim in L’Orient-Le Jour.

Posted on July 31, 2009 by As'ad

World Bank’s Commands to Egypt

The World Bank (US-run) orders Egypt to increase taxes and to decrease subsidies. World Bank imposes economic rules on developing countries that don’t apply to the advanced world.

Posted on July 30, 2009 by As'ad

Asian maids in the Middle East

“An Asian housemaid has taken her female sponsor and her sisters to court claiming they physically attacked her and locked her in a room after she refused to help move heavy equipment out of exhaustion. The five women, all sisters, provided entertainme…

Posted on July 30, 2009 by As'ad

Fox News Misplaces Egypt

Fox News redraws the Middle East map.

Posted on July 30, 2009 by As'ad

Norway and Israeli crimes

“Norway is reexamining its investments in several Israeli companies, in particular Elbit Systems. Two representatives of the Council on Ethics of the Norwegian finance ministry visited Israel at the beginning of June, in the wake of growing criticism o…

Posted on July 30, 2009 by As'ad

Nayla Tuwayni and her non-sectarian marriage

The biggest social news in Lebanon is the marriage of Nayla Tuwayni (manager of An-Nahar—the racist, right-wing, sectarian Christian, anti-Syrian (people), anti-Palestinian (people) newspaper), MP from Beirut, to the Jerry Springer of Lebanon, Malik …

Posted on July 30, 2009 by As'ad