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Oh the Horror of the Syrian Regime…

How many are there?

I Ain’t Afraid of No Regime

Where’s Dan Aykroyd when you actually need him?

Influence And Freedom

“None of the MENA countries rank in the top 50,” according to the Reporters Without Border 2011-2012 ‘Press Freedom Index’.

Will Sacha Baron Cohen Bring His Muslim Bashing To An End?

Sacha Baron Cohen loves to mock all things Arab and Muslim. All three of his most popular movies have gone out of their way to vilify Arabs and Muslims. Now, as brave men and women in the Arab world courageously and resiliently face down the despots that have beaten and killed them, Baron Cohen portrays a dictator.

Palestinian and Israeli Prime Ministers Discuss Peace

Nabil Hanna takes a look at ‘peace talks’ ..or something.

Contrary to Oren, Israelis Persecute Christians

A funny thing happened the other day. Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, tried to convince readers of the Wall Street Journal that the “only place in the Middle East where Christians aren’t endangered but flourishing is Israel,” while blaming Islam for the plight of Christians in the Middle East, specifically the plight of Christian Palestinians in the West Bank.

Shopping With Hezbollah

Four fashion journalists, a specialist in counter-fashion-insurgency and four Hezbollah men take on a Beiruti strip mall.

11 Arab Dance Party Buzzkills

Those things you just wish weren’t there.

#Syria

Syrian-American hip hop artist Omar Offendum lyrically delivers Syria to your ears. Enjoy and spread the good word.

The Struggle to End Domestic Slavery in Lebanon

Migrant domestic workers across the Middle East have almost no legal supervision and their abuse gets even less media coverage, meaning that the slavery that makes the region run is generally hidden from view. And then, once every so often, someone takes out their camera phone and reminds you just whose exploitation is making this all run smoothly.

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