Latest posts by Moussa Bashir from August, 2008
The terrorist attack that took place in Tripoli, Lebanon, is the most fatal since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Al Hariri in February 2005. The place and the target of the attack are of serious implications and may have grave consequences on Lebanon as a whole. This may be one of the reasons why the media and the blogosphere is giving it so much coverage, writes Moussa Bashir, who brings us more reactions from Lebanon.
While Muslims are frustrated with the way western media portrays Islam negatively, Nash argues that some Muslims, by abandoning some of Islam's basic teachings, like tolerance and forgiveness, are themselves giving Islam a bad image.
As Lebanese President Michel Suleiman visits Syria, “the government media in Damascus recognizes for the first time after years of silence the existence of the question of the Lebanese prisoners held in Syrian jails,” writes Abullor at Bilad ash-Sham.
A terrorist explosion killed 11 people, including nine soldiers, and wounded 30 others in Tripoli, Lebanon. Moussa Bashir gathers the Lebanese bloggers first reactions to the tragedy.
“The first time I met and listened to a zionist, I cannot tell you how suspicious I was of every word he said. Many ideas crossed my mind when I heard him speak […] It took me almost a year to overcome my suspicion,” writes Worried Lebanese about understanding but...
Summer forest fires have been erupting in what is left of the Lebanese wilderness for years now. And every year, the blame game is played; starting with parties and politicians blaming each other for not being prepared, to blaming each other for intentionally starting the flames. So, what do the bloggers have to say about this?
“…people in Lebanon can now make calls to +970 lines in the West Bank and Gaza,” reports a Diamond in the Sunlight about the recent decision by the Lebanese government to allow direct phone links between Lebanon and Palestine.
“…getting stuck in the ascenseur [elevator] is a rite of passage here. You cannot delay the inevitable indefinitely. Its risk factor has to be taken into consideration every time you are getting off the ground aiming for higher floors. Grocery shopping, garbage collection, wakes, tea time, and other social gatherings...