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Moussa Bashir · September, 2007

I live in Beirut, Lebanon, where I work in education as a Head of Division and as a physics teacher. I'm married and blessed with two kids. My personal blog and twitter.

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Latest posts by Moussa Bashir from September, 2007

Lebanon: Language Differentiating Islamic Movements

  23 September 2007

Bech raises this question among others: “Is there something that differentiates Islamic movements from other movements?“ And he answers, tentatively: “The difference is in the language used as representative of a different ‘form’ of consciousness (culture, etc.) shaped by different institutions and power relations in place.”

Lebanon: Politically Apathetic

  23 September 2007

I am politically apathetic.I prefer this to being engaged in a political party whose leaders will deceive me, double-cross their ideals and sell their martyrs to the highest bidder… declares Joumana Mattar Moukarzel in reaction to the unstable political situation in the country.

Lebanon: Calling for the boycott of a book

  21 September 2007

Arch.Memory at Lebanese Blogger Forum is calling for the boycott of the bestselling book “1000 Places To See Before You Die” because it has a “gaping omission that is simply shameful and unacceptable. It lists no sites worth seeing in Lebanon, a country that contains 6 of the UNESCO World...

Lebanon: Assassination Foreseen

  21 September 2007

“‘Something big will happen after Ramadan.’ ‘People will start fighting outside of Beirut.’ And the most popular one: ‘Someone will get killed during the presidential elections.’ [snip] Well, it seems that the Lebanese were right to think ‘the situation’ would heat up at the end of September,” wrote Melissa about...

Lebanon: MP Antoine Ghanem Assassinated

  19 September 2007

Member of the Lebanese Parliament Antoine Ghanem was assassinated today by a bomb that targeted his car in Beirut’s suburb of Sin el-Fil, Hursh Tabet area. Mr. Ghanem, 64, was a member of the Phalange Party which is led by ex–president Amine Gemayel. At least six other people were killed and 20 wounded in the attack. Moussa Bashir brings us the latest reactions from the Lebanese blogosphere.

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Lebanon: Ramadan Kareem

  17 September 2007

A bountiful and peaceful Ramadan to all from Lebanon. In this post Moussa Bashir takes us to the homes of Lebanese bloggers who break their fast with their families, showing us their artistic side and how the pace of life changes for an entire month.

Lebanon: Maids Abused

  14 September 2007

Sursock and UrShalim posted excerpts and links to reports of cases of abuse as well as dire working conditions that some maids from Africa experience while working in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Army Ends “Fateh el Islam”

  3 September 2007

The siege of Nahr el Bared refugee camp is finally over. The Lebanese Army ended the warfare with the so called “Fateh el Islam” militants after 105 days by killing and capturing its remaining members. It is reported that among the dead is their leader Shaker el Absi. Thousands of Lebanese took to the streets, around the country and especially in the North, to celebrate the army’s victory. Moussa Bashir brings us the latest discussions from the Lebanese blogosphere about this development.

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