Category Archives: Reflections

A US Postage Stamp for Gibran

The Prophet, the book of 26 prose poetry essays by Kahlil Gibran, has sold over 8 million copies since it was published in 1923.  It has also been translated into 50 languages, making it one of the most widely read … Continue reading

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Arab Television: We Are What We Watch

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon Daily headlines from around the world are reporting on the wave of fundamentalism sweeping across the Arab world.  Some even compare it to a tsunami.   Graeme Bannerman in his opinion piece, “The Key to Understanding … Continue reading

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Cardinal Rai: The Prince and the Paupers

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon On Saturday, November 24, Pope Benedict XVI appointed six new cardinals from Colombia, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, the United States, and Lebanon.  It was reported by Future Television that 1,500 dignitaries, representing the various religious … Continue reading

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Apple’s iTunes Rips Off Arab Artists

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon In 2011, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, announced that 16 billion songs were downloaded from iTunes.  Arabic music is also sold on iTunes, but the amount of pirated songs available for download on Apple’s … Continue reading

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Straightening the Crooked Furrow

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon The Protestant missionary W. M. Thomson wrote that the people of Lebanon “do not coalesce into one homogeneous community, nor do they regard each other with fraternal feelings.  The Sunnites excommunicate the Shiites; both hate … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Dilemma: The Pope’s Message & Our Political Reality

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, believers, and atheists can all agree that Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Lebanon is historic, and his apostolic message of peace is noble, but is it achievable in Lebanon’s political sphere? … Continue reading

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Jamaica vs. Lebanon: A Call to Support Sports

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon Many Lebanese might be unaware that 10 athletes from Lebanon (seven were females) participated at the XXX Summer Olympics in London.  This is probably due to the minor coverage the team received in the Lebanese … Continue reading

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