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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.

Things I learned from watching Arab TV

Despite the challenges (ha), I still managed to enjoy some quality television time. We don’t have TV at home, so it was a brave new world of shows and commercials for me. The best Arab channels are MBC 2 and MBC 4. I watched Emma (the 1996 version) on MBC 2 one of the nights I was at the hotel, along with bits and pieces of other movies and shows. It’s been a while since I’ve watched Arab TV for any length of time, and I found myself learning some things.

Shakira Goes to Israel And Hugs a Murderer

Shakira seems to have answered her own question in her earlier song “Dónde Están los Ladrones” -Where Are the Thieves? She visited a place that was founded by ladrones.

The Indie Music Revolution in Egypt

Taking on serious issues in Egypt was never popular with the elite in power. There is also one more reason indie bands are having the time of their lives in post Mubarak Egypt. Such bands can take risks, they do not have to worry about sales as much as singers of the like loser Tamer Hosny.

12 Steps to Survive an Arab Breakup

Enlist in the US Army, hope for a US invasion of her home country, then bomb the hell out of her home. Seduce her/his lesser attractive PhD holding sister/brother.

The Arab Dictator Stay-Hot List

To be an Arab tyrant these days is not easy. Watching protests calling for their removal can be hurtful to one’s feelings and sense of stability. Don’t fret, here’s what you can do to stay hot.

8 Arabs Who Can’t Find a Mate

You always wanted to know why that Arab wasn’t married but were afraid to ask. We have the answer in list form, as usual.

New in Arabic Entertainment

While they are figuring out the bugs of democracy in Tunisia and Egypt, and while they people of Yemen, Libyan and some pockets of Syria continue in their struggle for freedom and justice, the Arab entertainers continue to make the news for better or worse. Lebanese singer Meryam Faris defies the violence in Iraq, throws a dazzling concert for her Fans  (Link) […]

Bill To Change Palestine Flag Passes

President Abbas told me he likes Nike” I am all about “Just Do it” attitude , plus I am always running and we all know American runs on Dunkin and so can Palestine. said the PA president according to Mr. Kawasmi.

15 Symptoms of Arabitis*

[*inflammation of one’s Arabness]

1. Severe allergic reactions, such as wheezing, rashes, vomiting and headaches, to Fox News and/or Glenn Beck

2. A hoarse and sore throat, either from demonstrations, cigs or Cairo’s pollution

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