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Syrian Blogsphere in a week

A diverse week for the Syrian blogsphere.

To start off with politics, Omar from Earth to Omar has an interesting post citing the major developments in the Middle East in the last 6 years. Noting how the right-wing governments in the west are directly influencing into more radical right-wing governments in the east.

This is where we are right now, and the pattern could not be any clearer. Right wing governments in the west are directly influencing the creation of right wing governments in the east. Western governments don’t like newly elected eastern governments, and hence take oppressive actions against them. Oppressive action leads to terrorism, and we’re back at square one.

Sara takes on the mission of explaining Islam to her western readers answering different controversial questions about it, as this one from her last piece.

Sara, may I ask you a question? Isn't it written somewhere in the Qur'an that it is the duty of a believer to fight the “infidels”, meaning, I suppose, the non-Muslims? How does what you wrote in your last post, go along with that? I am quoting …”Islam calls for equality between all humans, doesn't matter what your race is, what your faith is, what your age and even sex.” One possibility… I understood that all wrong from the beginning on – but that's why I'm asking YOU! Can you help?

Away from Politics and Religion, Ihsan from Bits & Bites of Syria wonders what's that Secret behind the charm of Damascus…

The secret in there and the only special thing is Damascus itself. You may find the noise and the people, the old and the modern parts in many places around the world. You will find lots of bigger and higher mountains than Kassion. But they will never feel as they do in Damascus, you will never sense their spirit as you will in Damascus, you will never miss being away from them as you do when you are away from Damascus.


Finally, Syrian-Egyptian blogger May tells a hidden love story taken from the narrow alleys of Cairo. Very sentimental, sad and true.

anyway I asked him where did u meet her (Amar.. he had just told me her name) “I know pretty well that in a harra [alley] u dont go meet your lover in coffeeshops…” he said “well, I once saw her buying stuff from el Souq and I saw her in a wedding once too we looked at each other and I knew she was the love of my life…”
I was like u cut your legs for a woman u saw twice !!!!!
He was like, yes of course I would do it again and again I never regretted it….

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