Category Archives: Reflections

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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