The Exiled Shalash

Thursday, July 13, 2006

I am Back

Wow, it indeed has been a long time since I was last here. I should start by apologizing to those who might have checked from time to time and found nothing, but I have too many notes from my trip, which by the way lasted much longer than expected due to sudden family emergencies.

At any rate, I have been in the Muslim world for too long to be coming back to Muslim issues here in the West. I was hoping for some American news, you know like Boston's "Big Dig" or something, but nope, I am forced to think and therefore write about, my favorite subject. Islam and the West.

Let's start with Zidane. So the whole world saw the savage head-butt that floored the Italian defender. After the red card and the game, the footballing world that should have been enraged at the monster Zidane, it instead sympathized with him because he might have been called a terrorist! Political correctness will kill journalism the way racism will kill European soccer.

The other very disturbing news comes from the Nassrallahstan or Southern Lebanon. Apparently, the crisis in Ghaza is directly linked to Lebanon as far as Hizbollah is concerned, so they decided to preemptively attack Israel, kill seven soldiers and kidnap two more. But Israel will retaliate for sure and I hope that this will not be further escalated.

The Lebanese government is as credible as al-Maliki's government. Beirut has as much control over the South as Baghdad has over Kurdistan. These communcal federalist structures seem to be the new cool thing in the region.

I am very tired but much more to come.


  • Glad to see you back, it's been quite a while since last I've checked here, I assumed you've dropped blogging.
    Hamdullah Al Salama :)

    BTW, speaking of credibility, how many credible Arab Governments can you count?!

    By Blogger Riot Starter, at 7:37 AM  

  • hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

    By Anonymous 網站設計, at 4:30 AM  

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