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← Lebanese march in Beirut to demand secularism

RDfan's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by RDfan

Lebanon is certainly a strange jewel in the Middle East. It's one of those countries where more of them live outside the country than inside it. Most Lebanese I know speak English, French and Arabic. Education is highly valued among them, and excellence, too. Ironically, sometimes, there is a greater chasm between Christian sects than between Christians and Muslims. Beirut also displays remarkable religious tolerance, its history notwithstanding. You can see bikini-clad sunbathers next to veiled women at the beach. Beirut was rated as the #1 place to visit by the BBC recently. Things are looking up, despite the dark clouds of history that hang over Lebanon. If all goes as planned, I will be there for a short break this year.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 05:23:00 UTC | #462926