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· January, 2007

Stories about Lebanon from January, 2007

Lebanon: Photoshop War on Political Opponents

29 January 2007

Lebanese blogger Mustafa says using Photoshop is the best way to discredit any political opponents. He welcomes con artists to “express your talents here in The Beirut Spring. Forgery is serious matter in the real-world.”

Lebanon: What Does Nasrullah Want?

29 January 2007

Lebanese blogger Anton Efendi objects to Hassan Nasrullah‘s Ashura speech, saying that the Hizbulla leader “is intent on taking the country to war.” “What was his message to the Shiite community and the Lebanese? It was one of war, death, and suicide. This was best crystallized in a truly disturbing...

Arabisc: Hijab-clad Doll Under Fire in Tunisia

25 January 2007

This is Fulla, the Hijab-clad Arab Muslim adaptation of the decadent West's Barbie doll. Our Barbie wears the Hijab (head scarf) and Islamic attire – a long dress with long sleeves. While she is a blessing to many parents in the Muslim world who are happy to see their children...

Lebanon At the Brink of a Civil War

25 January 2007

Lebanon is at the brink of a civil war, writes Jordanian blogger Tololy. To add insult to injury, she adds: “There is occupation and civil war in Iraq, occupation and apartheid in Palestine, internal turmoil in Egypt, war in Somalia, multiple problems in Jordan, backwardness in Saudi Arabia, armed division...

Lebanon: General Strike

24 January 2007

A general strike that was called for by the opposition brought Lebanon to a standstill today. Bloggers posted photos, video clips, analysis and updates on the strike and the activities that ensued. MFL updates and writes about how the strike effected various places and aspects of Lebanese society. The Opposition...

Egypt: Spotlight on Beirut

24 January 2007

Egyptian blogger Zenobia gives us her two cents on her assessment of the situation in Lebanon. “I don't know why they insist of labeling the opposition with Hezbollah as if they want to scare the west from it,” she writes.

Lebanon: Opposition Getting Violent

23 January 2007

Charles Malik from Lebanon says the opposition “is restricting movement throughout the capital and is intent on destroying the environment and giving everyone lung cancer by burning tyres across the country.”

Lebanon: A Bouquet of Topics

18 January 2007

A variety of subjects were brought up in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. Following are some of the topics with links to selected posts about each. Hope you enjoy reading them. On the Environment: The oil spill that covered the Mediterranean coast last July as a result of Israeli bombardment...

Lebanon: Politics of Economy

9 January 2007

The Lebanese blogosphere seems to be in a semi-lull this week. Nevertheless some bloggers reflected on topics such as the theory of evolution, the economical situation in Lebanon and the execution of Iraq’s ex-president. Omar does not believe Darwin’s theory of evolution. He discusses natural selection, fossil records, hominid theory...

Lebanon: Saddam Hussein and Lebanese Politics

2 January 2007

The last week in 2006 wasn't just about the celebration of the holidays. There's also the anti-government protest, the hanging of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and politics in the Middle East. Let’s start with the non political posts. The environment was the concern of Dove’s Eyes View who comments...

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