Dancing in Cairo Street!!
The young ballerina, Nour Yasser went on a dancing spree across Cairo’s old streets, “she captivates city dwellers and passers-by, drawn to a scene unusual in Egypt’s conservative urban life.” reported the Cairo Scene. “Our project aim was to explore the beauty and diversity of Cairo.” photographers Mohamed Taher and Ahmed Fathy explained.
Egyptians have been dancing in the street for ages, at wedding, sports events, at religious social festivals, and in any occasions. The difference was, there wasn’t the intrusion of a camera.
Carlos Latuff (born on 30 November of 1968 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian anti-zionist freelance political cartoonist, of Lebanese ancestry. Mr Latuff’s works have been posted on various Indymedia websites and blogs as well as several newspapers and magazines such as Mad, The Toronto Star, the Saudi Arabian magazine “Character”, Lebanese newspaper “Al Akhbar“, Läsarnas Fria Tidning, and others. A number of his cartoons were also published on other websites such as Norman Finkelstein‘s. He was placed second, winning $4,000, in the 2006 Iranian International Holocaust Cartoon Competition..
Arab Proverb “If you eat alone you die alone.”
I woke up this morning feeling uneasy about events around the world, especially in the Middle East, shooting, bombing and associations; violence is everywhere. A whole nation is being beheaded in front of our eyes in Aleppo and there is nothing we can do. So I asked myself the persisting question in life that is spewed and popularized these days: Do Arabs have a propensity for violence?
So, as a devoted follower of Ayatollah Google, I searched for the truth and asked Google for help. Typing ‘Arab violence” in its magic box, I got more than 62 million hits in less than one second, .44 of a second to be exact. We have roughly over 300 million Arabs, close to the same number of Americans. However, in reality Americans have far more violence and more crimes, besides most crimes committed in the Arab world are due to wars and political conflicts. But, in the age of the internet and social media, truth is an elusive thing. It is personal, everything you hear or see is an opinion; fact or fake. With the development of the internet and social media, we may have reached what has been dubbed as the Post-Truth-Society.
Every month we get together one evening where Chef Adel of Marina Grill & Deli prepare a meal for us… and we have a conversation… Food & Politics mix.
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