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  • Movie review: 'Just Like Us'

    Movie review: 'Just Like Us'
    Egyptian American comedian Ahmed Ahmed documents his journey across the Middle East performing stand-up for Arab and Muslim laugh-seekers in the jaunty, if slim, documentary "Just Like Us." The ebullient Ahmed, who traveled and shared the marquee with...
  • Good for politicians who actually get to work!

    Good for politicians who actually get to work!
    We're giving hugs and slugs today, starting with a round of hugs for a trio of Republicans who started their new terms the right way. Sure, the governor made the biggest headlines for kicking off his first day in office by sucking up millions of...
  • Jonathan Gold quiz: Test your knowledge of food and Islam

    Jonathan Gold quiz: Test your knowledge of food and Islam
    In the spirit of disclosure, it must be confessed that the author of this quiz has occasionally been unkind on the subject of dietary restrictions, perhaps as a result of exposure to more than his share of Tofurkey sausage pizza and gluten-free bakery...
  • 'American Dervish': A Muslim boy grows up in the Midwest

    'American Dervish': A Muslim boy grows up in the Midwest
    After countless years spent memorizing the Koran and subscribing to most anything that might make him more Muslim, Pakistani American college student Hayat Shah finally finds enlightenment — in the form of a pork bratwurst. "I lifted the sausage...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Maps, polls and presidential endorsements

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Here are the top five stories we think you should be reading this morning. * The Sentinel details how the Senate virtually held a lottery to see how its new map would be drawn. * The Sun-...
  • Iraq killings said to target 'emos' for nonconformist style

     
    Unconventional youths who call themselves "emos" have reportedly been threatened and killed in a recent round of attacks in Iraq, where their long hair and alternative style are seen as gay....
  • Protests erupt as Syrian uprising heads into second year [Video]

     
    Protests and military clashes exploded Friday in Syria on the heels of the one-year-anniversary of the uprising against Bashar Assad. Opposition activists dubbed the rallies "The Friday of immediate military intervention" on Facebook, calling for Arabs...
  • The Pope Died. Americans Didn’t Notice.

     
    My Roman Catholic friends need not worry; Pope Benedict XVI is doing fine. It was the death of the Coptic (Egyptian) Pope, Shenouda III, this past week that was hardly noticed by the American public, yet may have a profound influence on our nation’s...
  • Bahrain activists fear for inmate on 55th day of hunger strike

     
    Bahraini activists fear for the life of a hunger striker who they say has gone without food for 55 days, a perilous attempt to draw attention to human rights abuses in Bahrain....
  • Church fears 'ethnic cleansing' of Christians in Homs, Syria

     
    The Syrian Orthodox church is worried about “an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians” in the embattled city of Homs, reports Agenzia Fides, the official Vatican news agency. Anti-government militants have expelled 90% of Christians in Homs...
  • Arab American Cultural Fest on March 25 at Lake Eola

     
    The Arab American Community Center of Central Florida will host the Arab American Cultural Festival on March 25. The event will start at noon at Lake Eola, and feature Middle Eastern food and music.  The Arab American Community Center of Central Florida,...