The above photo was posted by France’s Le Monde on their Facebook page on July 7th, a relatively “tranquil” scene on the Qasr al-Nil Bridge. Although Egypt was in turmoil then, having unseated ruling president Mohammed Morsi just 4 days earlier, it is nothing compared to the violence and disaster ripping through the city right … More Egypt: The Next Iraq or Syria?
Now that Ramadan 2013 and Eid al-Fitr have concluded, let’s take a look at a high’s and low’s round-up of what went down. High’s Although my husband and I didn’t celebrate Eid al-Fitr together, we had an iftar dinner during the last week of Ramadan along with a friend of mine who is a Muslim … More Eid al-Fitr 2013: More than Just Fun and Fanoos
A spur of the moment weekend trip to Montreal this past weekend had me asking: am I in Montreal, or Marrakech? OK, so I’m exaggerating a bit, but there is a large enough Middle Eastern presence in this francophone Canadian city to wonder whether to have poutine (Montreal’s most popular dish) or shwarma for one’s … More Arabia, Meet Montreal!