Under Pressure

I found this little piece hidden in the Jordan Times today very curious. Lower House Speaker Abdul Hadi Majali defended Parliamentarians from recent press claims that this latest extraordinary session resulted in “external pressures”...

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The Darkest September

Fellow Jordanian blogger Hareega has posted a little series on his blog about Black September, a very dark moment in Jordan’s history. It is the most mysterious, ambiguous, misunderstood and taboo part of Jordanian history that everyone avoids...

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Reviewing Heroes

Imagine that the human race is on the brink of a new stage of evolution, where everyday people have unique abilities like teleportation, flying and running really really fast. Sound familiar? The concept of NBC’s new show Heroes is nothing we...

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Fatwa Fridays

CINCINNATI – A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering â??Fatwa Fridaysâ? with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders said on Sunday. The radio advertisement for...

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The First Day Feast Of Ramadan

Yes, I am desperately wishing I had mansaf the first day of Ramadan. Instead I had a small can of Campbellâ??s Chunky soup and for s7oor the menu featured Cheerios. Don’t feel pity for me, these years when I’m living alone far from...

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Clinton Versus Fox News

It was quite a sight to see former President Bill Clinton do battle with Chris Wallace on Fox News when asked about Osama Bin Laden. The interview was supposed to be about the Clinton Global Initiative and it went like any other interview until...

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While I Was Sleeping

Today, salve for a moment, I became fully aware of myself: the first thing I do when waking up and getting out of bed is to stumble over to the already turned on computer to scan BBC News headlines and with hazy morning eyes check if the world fell...

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