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I wanted to write…


I haven´t blogged for a while. There were many things I could have written about for the past few months. I could have written about the militia kidnappings for ransoms … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Beirut Lady of the World


In honor of Beirut, and to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War of 1975, I have posted below my favorite poem in English and Arabic of my beloved capital … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with the actor Chadi Haddad


Tell us about the character that you play Farid is a young 23 year old Jordanian man, is a contradicting young man who lives a modern free life, who drinks … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

“A Grain of Sand – in the eye of the sun” – an interview with Nagy Souraty


 “A GRAIN OF SAND in the eye of the sun” is a representation of a scientist/scholar who has become blind because he was able to “see”. He refutes accusations that … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Middle East: Abuse of the female body is out of fear and want of power


Lebanese like to claim that women here are freer than in other Arab countries. Because we are allowed to wear what we like in public. Because we are allowed to … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 7 Comments

Piracy worse than murder and rape


A comparison of three different cases: Kim Schmitz, Miquel Caran, and Frank Wuterich. No comment is needed.

February 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

A somewhat depressing Christmas Holiday…my thoughts


“That’s it. We are finished,” My grandmother proclaims over breakfast. “Khalas, there are no more Christians left in the Middle East. Our turn is not far away.” It was the … Continue reading

January 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Letter to Terry Jones… From an Arab Catholic priest, Elias Zahlawi


Respected Pastor Terry Jones, I have read your worldwide call for the burning of the Quran on this coming 11th of September. Your message stated that you are a pastor … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · 8 Comments