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  1. Someone's Making Us Look Bad - IN MY TOWN!

    by , 24th February 2014 at 05:20 PM (Zaki's Humble Abode)
    Another Islam-related post. This one is not as happy, but I'll have to tell you. Read this:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/13/father-who-let-12-year-old-marry

    A Muslim man from my town allowed his 12-year-old daughter to marry some 26-year-old Lebanese man.

    I am absolutely sickened by this. As a Lebanese Muslim, people are going to get the wrong idea about us once again. They're going to think that all Muslim men like to have sex with underage ...
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    Lebanon , Ramblings , Bad News
  2. Interesting Stuff In the Attic

    by , 29th January 2013 at 08:15 PM (Zaki's Humble Abode)
    Yesterday, I helped my paternal grandparents clean out their attic. We got rid of a lot of the stuff they didn't want, but the stuff they did keep was amazing.

    My grandfather keeps a lot of old photographs from his childhood. Some of the photos are really funny. There is one photo I really like of Grandpa when he was my age. In it, he's wearing his work clothes and standing next to a donkey. He has a huge grin on his face. The donkey looks like it's grinning too. It always cracks ...
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    Lebanon , Good News , Ramblings
  3. Why I've Been Stressed

    by , 8th January 2013 at 03:34 PM (Zaki's Humble Abode)
    I admit, I have been stressed out lately. You probably noticed from my rants in my blog.

    There was a big fuss over my grandfather's oldest sister, Alia, who had been suffering from dementia. She passed away three days ago at the age of 89. She lived back in Lebanon with her youngest daughter.

    The big problem lies with her oldest grandchild: my second cousin Irfan. Irfan recently turned 40, but damn, he doesn't act like it! He's quite rapacious - he was looking to get ...
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    Lebanon , Ramblings , Bad News
  4. Eid al-Fitr

    by , 1st September 2012 at 02:39 PM (Zaki's Humble Abode)
    I forgot to tell you this, but two weeks ago was Eid al-Fitr. I'll tell you what I did.

    My family woke up pretty early. Since I usually wake up early, I don't have a problem with it. We got dressed up to go to the mosque, where we spent a lot of the day. I'm close with the imam, who is actually quite friendly. The prayers were in Arabic, like they usually are.

    Dinner was pretty big too. We had so much food. I think I overdosed on the chicken, since my brother said there ...
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    Lebanon , Good News
  5. Lebanon Isn't Backwards

    by , 26th August 2012 at 07:53 PM (Zaki's Humble Abode)
    I am getting tired of people's misconceptions about my birth country of Lebanon. They really bother me. People think it's a backward country where people act like it's still the Middle Ages. I can't take their complaints.

    Let me clear up some myths:

    First off, most Lebanese people dress normally. It's pretty much the norm among men to wear Western clothing. Some of the Muslim women wear headscarves, although it's less frequent than in other Arab countries. My maternal ...
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    Lebanon , Bad News
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