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The Syrian Lebanese star ( December 2007 )

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Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Uniform Title:
Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Syrian Lebanese star
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
ltuf - ADA7472
oclc - 05165391
alephbibnum - 000579625
issn - 0193-2578
lccn - sn 79007351
System ID:
UF00028363:00070

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Uniform Title:
Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Syrian Lebanese star
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
ltuf - ADA7472
oclc - 05165391
alephbibnum - 000579625
issn - 0193-2578
lccn - sn 79007351
System ID:
UF00028363:00070


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BEIRUT, Lebanon -
Lebanon's political tumult
intensified as President
Emile Lahoud said the
country is in a "state of
emergency" and handed
security powers to the
army before he left office
late Friday without a
successor. The rival, pro-
Western Cabinet rejected
the declaration.
Lahoud's final
announcement created
new confusion in an
already unsettled
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Lebanese fear could
explode into violence
between supporters of
Prime Minister Fuad
Saniora's Western-backed
government and the pro-
Syria opposition led by
the Shiite militant group
Hezbollah.


Lebanese Prime Minister Deena Bateh, a new assistant state attorney, works with her
Fuad Saniora, looks on father, George, at least until May, when he retires.
during a meeting with his One of Deena Bateh's murder.
Lebanese government house, childhood memories is of It had been a
Lebanese government house.


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nine years in office, was a
long-sought goal of the
government installed by
parliament's anti-Syria
majority, which has been
trying to put one of its
own in the presidency.
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Jesus is the Living Word of
God, the Buble is the Written
Word of God


We read in the prophet
Isaiah 53: 1 "Who hath
believed our report? and
to whom is the arm of the
Lord revealed?" The
Muslims believe that
their Coran is the last
message from God. My
answer to the Muslims is
that they must understand
that God is God. He is
Almighty. He knows the
end from the beginning.
He is not a God of
confusion or a man to
forget to give
the world two books.
God said in Revelation
22:18-19 "For I testify
unto every man that
heareth the words of the
prophecy of this book, If
any man shall add unto
these things, God shall
add unto him the plagues
that are written in this
book: And if any man
shall take away from the
words of the book of this
prophecy, God shall take
(continued on page 8)


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a s you have come to
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our beloved brother Paul,


By Brother John
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according to the wisdom
given to him, also wrote to
you speaking of these things
as he does in all his letters.
In them there are some
things hard to understand
that the ignorant and
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destruction just as the y do
the other scriptures." So we
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(continued on page 28)


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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA


Paul
-(continued from page 3)
Eth i o p i a n eunuch, who
is reading I s a i a h 53, we
are told, "Philip ran up and
heard him reading Isaiah
the prophet and said, "Do
you understand what you
are reading?" He replied,
"How can I, unless
someone instructs me?"
We cannot simply open
the Bible and expect to
understand everything right
off the bat. The Greek text


of Acts says literally,
"Unless someone guides
me."
Saint Paul helps us to
recall the wonder of our
creation and the greater
wonder of our redemption.
He inspires us to ponder the
Paschal mystery and to ask
God to bring to perfection
the saving work he has
begun.


Jesus
(continued from page 3)
away his part out of the
book of life, and out of
the holy city, and from the
things which are written
in this book." God doesn't
change His
commandments or change
His mind to correct a
mistake. I know for sure
that 75% of the Coran is
taken from the Bible to
deceive the world that the
Coran and the Bible are
the same. Also, 25% of
the Coran is myth and
curses upon the infidel.
We are not infidels!
The prophet
Mohammed said in his
Coran that if you have any
differences go to the
Gospel. Read Saurat the
table or El Maida chapter
45-47, and 67. To be more
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16 and the two tables of
the 10 commandments.
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ringer of God. Secondly,
the Bible says that God is
a Spirit. Then how is it
that He has fingers? Jesus
is God's body. As it is
written in Colossians
1:15-19
"Who is the image of
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firstborn of every
creature: For by him were
all things created, that are
in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and
invisible, whether there
be thrones, or dominions,
or principalities, or
powers: all things were
created by him, and for
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Faith
(continued from p
Allah's will.
What do
believe?
Muslims
(belief) is
divided int
categories:
(1) Allah (2
(3) Quran and
revelations (4)
(5) Day of J
Let us look at
briefly:
(1) Belief in
a supreme deity
There is a
emphasis o
"Tawheed" (On
Allah, who
partners.
reactionary
germinated in
of Muhammac
because miscor
about the
Christian teac
the Trinity,
mentioned in.
,articl.
I


(2) Belief in Angels.
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before the attack took
place.
The woman and her
alleged lover remained
quiet about the attack,
which was only reported
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months later when the
woman's husband
received an e-mail from
an unidentified source
informing him of the
affair.


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happened and the
husband then reported the
incident three months
after it happened," the
justice ministry said,
adding it wanted to
correct the "largely
incorrect" details
published in the media
about the case.
The ministry also
stressed the Saudi judicial
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mother, Rose, and sisters,
Susie and Sandra. Bateh
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Orlando early in
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other in a taste test.
Joseph's first-time entry
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Bateh recently served
Folio Weekly a few slices.


Marlo Thomas
(continued from page 5)
tireless search for
breakthrough discoveries
- in scores of stores across
the United States. The
holiday season marks the
fourth year for the Thanks
and Giving campaign,
which rolls out across
America in stores like
CVS pharmacy, Dollar
General, Domino's Pizza,
Kay Jewelers, Kmart,
Target and Williams-
Sonoma, Inc. New
partners for 2007 include
Ann Taylor Brands,
Chili's Grill & Bar, Dick's
Sporting Goods, National
Beverage Corporation


and the National Football
League.
Created in 2004 by St.
Jude National Outreach
Director Marlo Thomas,
along with her siblings
Terre and Tony Thomas,
Thanks and Giving is an
unprecedented coming
together of celebrities,
media, retail and
corporate partners.
Brithday
(continued from page 6)
celebrated with
Norman on Saturday May
26th. Not only was
Norman the guest of
honor he also caught over
90 Brim and fried them
himself during the party.


Lebanon
(continued from page 7)
military, under its
widely respected chief,
Gen. Michel Suleiman,
has sought to remain
neutral in the political
chaos, and Lahoud's
statement did not give it
political powers.
The capital was calm,
and all sides were
vowing to avoid
violence. Even before
the president's vague
announcement, the
military was in place to
guard against the two
sides' supporters taking
the conflict to the streets.
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Prosecuting
(continued from page 2)
convicting a man who
struck her as a pure
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church: who is the
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Faith
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(Revelations 8).
(3) Belief in the
Quran and previous
revelations.
These are divided into
four categories: 1) The
books of Moses
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(book of Psalms); 3) The
'Injil'(Gospel); 4) the
Quran, which Muslims
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Rape
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balanced hearing.
The men were initially
sentenced to one to five
years in jail, but those
terms were also
toughened on appeal to
between two and nine
years.
A rape conviction
carries the death penalty
in Saudi Arabia, but the
court did not impose it
due to the "lack of
witnesses" and the
"absence of confessions,"
the justice ministry said
on Tuesday.
The woman's husband
told local media that they
would appeal, even
though the judge had
warned that the sentence
could be increased again
if she loses the appeal.


The justice ministry
noted that the law gives
the right-of appeal, but
warned that "resorting to
the media" could have "a
negative effect on the
other parties in the case."
The -court dealing with
the case revoked the
licence of the woman's
lawyer, who has also been
summoned by the justice
ministry to appear before
a disciplinary panel next
month.
New York-based
Human Rights Watch
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Jesus
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proves that Jesus is her
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this we understand that
Jesus is older than his
mother. Jesus was before
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world (as Creator). We
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(continued from page 12)
other young prosecutors
who would go on to
memorable careers,
Donald Moran, now Duval
County's chief judge, and
Hank Coxe, a defense
attorney who is past
president of The Florida
Bar, also were sworn in
that day, Bateh said.
State Attorney Harry
Shorstein, who hired both
Batehs, said George's
status as an "institution"
had nothing to do with his
decision to hire Deena. He
said she had a strong
academic record at Stetson
Law School and did very
well as an intern in his
office last year. Shorstein
said Deena reminds him of
her mother, Janan, who
died of cancer on July 4,


2001, after 24 years of
marriage to George.
George Bateh, who for
years specialized in
homicide prosecutions,
now supervises the Circuit
Court division and said he
has little direct interaction
with his daughter on the
job.
Deena clearly wants to
build her own reputation
rather than take advantage
of her father's. But it is
nice to have such a
resource, a veteran
prosecutor willing to take
her calls for advice in the
middle of the night, she
said.
"I try not to abuse that,"
she said.
George said that he
never expected to remain
an assistant state attorney.
But the adrenaline rush
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Faith
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and New testaments do
not predict the coming
of Muhammad. Second,
there are intellectual
objections to the biblical
affirmations. It goes
something like this: we
Muslims do not
understand nor accept
the Christian teaching
on the Trinity or Jesus as
the son of God; nor do
we accept that God
would allow Jesus to die
such an appalling death
on a cross. Third,
Muslims deduce that the
usage of several
versions of the Bible by


the Christians today is a
proof of its inaccuracy.
However, here are
seven questions
Muslims must address
before they challenge
the authenticity of the
Bible: 1. How can it be
that both Jews and
Christians conspire to
alter their sacred books
with no one knowing
about it? 2. Did they
amass all the written
Scriptures from all
geographical locations
in order to perpetrate
such a forgery with no
one single charge
against them by any. one
(continued on page 19)


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campaigns are less
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organized and unlikely
to use such bold
imagery.
In Saudi Arabia, a
campaign that began


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discounts on
mammograms and, in
billboards, urges
women: "Do the test
now, for peace of mind."
The problem is not a
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Lebanon
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Lebanon.
"Because a state of
emergency exists all over
the land as of Nov. 24,
2007, the army is
instructed to preserve
security all over the
Lebanese territory," the
presidential spokesman,
Rafik Shalala, said.
The constitution
requires- the Cabinet to
approve any state of
emergency, and Saniora's
government quickly
rejected the
announcement.
"It has no value and is
unconstitutional and


consequently it is
considered as if it was
not issued," said a
government spokesman,
who asked not to be
identified because an
official announcement
had not yet been made by
the prime minister.
Later, a government
statement said the
Cabinet "continues to
shoulder its
responsibilities and
exercise its full
authority."
Shalala argued
Saniora's position didn't
matter because his
government was not
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Son is He? He answered,
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unbelief. Satan's aim is to
deceive Islam and the
worked so that they will be
with him in Hell. Please
tell me the name of the
angel that appeared to
Mohammed. Do you
know? God has allowed
me to preach on television
22 years to tell the truth
without compromise
about His Son Jesus. God
said in II Corinthians
11:13, "For such are false


apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming
themselves into the
apostles of Christ. And no
marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an
angel of light." Do you
think that such an angel
appeared unto
Mohammed? God is love
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tislam means become a
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Faith
(continued from page 17)
except Muslims who
came to the scene six
hundred years later? 3.
Can any Muslims
produce one shred of
evidence to show that
the Bible has been
altered? 4. Can any
Muslims tell us when it
was altered? 5. Can
Muslim scholars tell us
why both Christian and
Jews determined to alter
their most sacred
Scriptures? What would
they gain from such
conduct by defying its
command which
prohibits them to do so,


such as: "You shall not
add to the word which I
command you, nor take
from it, that you may
keep the commandments
of the LORD your God
which I command
you. "(Deuteronomy
4:2)? 6. Does the
Quran contradict itself
when it authenticates the
biblical infallibility
from the following
references: "We gave
the children of Israel the
Scripture and the
Command and the
Prophethood" (45:16);
"and we caused Jesus,
son of Mary, confirming
(continued on page 22)


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(continued from page 7)
scholars, but from Africa
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have enjoyed smoking
flavoured herbs and
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drinking tea and coffee,
eating sweet pastries,
listening to story tellers,
enjoying conversation
and, in some countries,
chewing qat.
What exactly was
smoked in these water
pipes over the centuries is
open to conjecture. Euro-
centric academics have
suggested that it was the


Europeans that brought
tobacco to the Orient,
from the Americas where
it originates, and also the
methods of smoking it.
Other researchers are
less sure ofthis
explanation, pointing to
evidence of transatlantic
links between Africa and
the Americas before the
European 'discovery' and,
moreover, indications that
Chinese mariners had
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alive forever and He is the
Judge of the world. Put
your trust in Jesus if you
want to go to Heaven
otherwise you will never
see light, only darkness.
Stop cursing the cross,
Christians. Stop making
fan on TV about Jesus
who died to save you. Are
you ready to meet God?
Be sure! I love you
because you are good


people. I've worked with
Muslims all my life. I
know they are deceived
by the devil. Ask Jesus to
forgive you and to enter
your heart as the Holy
Spirit to lead you to
Heaven.
His servant,
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Prosecuting
(continued from page 16)
that came with arguing
high-profile cases kept
him around.
"I had opportunities but
I never found any of them
as exciting," he said. "And
this job carries a real sense
of community service.
.You get a fair salary to do
what's right."
While he hasn't
researched it thoroughly,
Shorstein said he thinks


the Batehs are probably
the first father-daughter
team of prosecutors in the
state.
But they won't be
working together long.
George, 60, retires on
May 31 after 35 years. He
has a 16-year-old
daughter, Serene, and will
spend next year being Mr.
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Lebanon
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Faith
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that which was revealed
before Him, and we
bestowed on Him the
Gospel, wherein is
guidance and a light,
confirming which was
revealed before it in the
Torah, a guidance and
admonition" (5:46). 7.
Why does the Quran
-. admonish Muslims who
are in doubt to approach
both Christians and Jews
for assurance and
guidance? "And if thou
art in doubt concerning
that which We revealed
unto thee, then question
those who read the
Scripture before thee"
(10:94).
(4) Belief in
Prophets.
Muslims believe that
Allah has sent over
120,000 prophets for
humankind across the
millennia of history.
This number is taken
from a Hadith (saying)



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IS
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by Muhammad, but no
one can identify them.
However, some of these
prophets include names
from the Bible, such as
Adam, Noah, Abraham,
Moses, Jesus and
Muhammad who is
called the "Seal of the
Prophets."
(5) Belief in the Day
of Judgment.
There are some
similarities and
discontinuities between
Islam and Christianity
about eschatology in
general and the Day of
Judgment in particular.
The Quran emphasizes
the idea of resurrection
of the body and the final
judgment where the
wicked will be
consigned to eternal hell
fire, while the believers
will receive their final
reward in Paradise. The
Day of Judgment will be
preceded by great
cosmic conflicts similar
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Water Pipes
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Europeans.
If that was the case, it
is not unreasonable to
suppose that tobacco and
its use migrated to the
Orient long before the
Europeans might have
introduced it. And it is not
altogether clear that
tobacco has always been
the preferred substance
that was smoked.
There have been
discoveries in caves in
Ethiopia of shards of
water-pipe bowls dating
from the 14th century
with evidence that
hashish was being
smoked by this method.
Given the strong links
that Ethiopia had
developed with Yemen
across the Red Sea, and
presumably with the Gulf,
India and even China, and
the probability the
hashish was from India,
the euro-centric
proposition as to the



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looks less convincing.
Some researchers even
claim the ancient peoples
of Southern Africa, the
Khoi San, were smoking
tobacco and other
substances centuries
before this.
Whatever the historical
truth, all agree that for at
least th past 400 years, the
smoking of water pipes
has been practised
extensively in the Middle
East. Its popularity waned
over the last 50 years as
cigarette smoking became
a more popular way of
consuming tobacco -
viewed as more modem,
sophisticated and, in an
age when the pressures of
work became more
demanding, less time-
consuming.
However, cigarette
smoking could hardly be
described as a truly
sociable habit in the same
way that the whole ritual
of smoking a water pipe
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Faith
(continued from page 22)
Book of Revelation. The
"Al-Dajjal" (Antichrist)
will appear and will
cause much devastation
and moral corruption.
Afterwards the "Mahdi"
(guided one) will appear
to bring justice and will
bring wealth and peace.
This "Mahdi," however,
is believed to be Jesus
Christ, who will descend.
(some say in Damascus,
while others in
Palestine) to kill the
Antichrist and judge the
non-Muslims.
To. interject some
critical discontinuities


between Islam and
Christianity concerning
the Day of Judgment is
important. The basis on
which people are judged
in Islam in the final day
is anchored in personal
merit. In the day of
reckoning, evil and good
deeds of persons are
placed on a scale. The
greater override the
lesser and determine the
person's "kismet" (fate),
either in eternal heaven
or eternal hell.
In contrast, the final
judgment in the gospel
is based upon the fact
that the holy and just
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authorities to Saniora -
and his reference to a
state of emergency might
have been an attempt to
escape doing so.
Saniora signaled
earlier that his
government planned to
assume the powers. His
top ally, the United
States, said Friday that
was the proper path.
"This is the procedure
stipulated by the
Lebanese constitution,
and will ensure that the
government is able to
continue conducting its
business without
interruption," State
Department spokesman
Sean McCormack said in
Washington.


Calling for the
election of a new
president "as quickly as
possible," McCormack
said, "We urge all
Lebanese political
groups to do their part to
maintain calm and
promote security for
Lebanon's citizens."
Opposition leader
Michel Aoun warned the
Cabinet that "usurping
the role of the
presidency" would
increase its
"illegitimacy." But he
appeared to be trying to
ease fears of violence by
adding that the
opposition would
"calmly confront" the
situation.
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command declined to
comment on the
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Water Pipes
(continued from page 22)
is. It is true that the
sharing of a water pipe is
now not as widespread -
the traditional custom of
passing the flexible, tube
from person to person is
rarer these days usually
each smoker has his (or
her) own water pipe, tube
and mouthpiece, but
nevertheless, the water
pipe is associated with
leisure time spent in the
convivial atmosphere of a
cafe or tea house.
What is so interesting
about the revival in water-
pipe smoking, a pastime
sometimes described by


older generations as
'archaic' and backward
looking, is that it is young
men and women that are
taking it up.
In the Arab world there
is increasingly a backlash
against western culture
and all it stands for, and a
readiness among the
youth to embrace their
own heritage. In the West,
where cigarette smoking
is increasingly viewed as
an anti-social activity
with many countries
introducing legislation to
discourage the habit, the
water pipe has also gained
many new adherents.

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Water Pipes
(continued from page 24)
These new smokers,
both in the Middle East
and in the West, are often
persuaded by arguments
that, for various reasons,
smoking tobacco with a
water pipe is not as
dangerous to health and
far less addictive than
cigarettes. There are
theories that the tobacco
burns in a pipe bowl at a
much lower temperature
than at the end of a lit
cigarette; that the smoke
is purified by passing
through the water bowl;
and even that the tobacco
used is vurer, without any


of the chemical additives
tobacco companies put
into cigarettes.
But the World Health
Organisation is not
persuaded, and a number
of health establishments
in the West have spoken
of the dangers of water
pipe smoking. For
example, in Europe,
HELP (the EU campaign
against smoking in
general) has expressed its
concern that water pipe
smoking is becoming
widespread among young
people.-
In France, a country
that has had great
(continued onr page 26)


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Lebanon
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Suleiman, the military
commander, told his
troops earlier in the week
-to ignore the
constitutional wrangling
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duty."
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Faith
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he was forty years of age
continually over a
period of twenty three
years till his death in
632AD. Muhammad
was a contemplative
man, often retreating to
a cave on mount Hira
near Mecca. While in a
state of trance he heard a
voice commanding him
to read, notwithstanding
the fact that he was
illiterate. However,
Muslims claim
Muhammad's being
miraculously enabled to
read and recite is an
authentication of the
revelation and his
prophethood. Moreover,
Muslims believe that
Muhammad had nothing
to do with the actual
composition of the
Quran; he was only an
instrument or mere
conduit through which
. Gabriel transmitted to
him a revelation from


Allah in the original
Arabic language. The
Quran is believed to be
inscribed in heaven on
tablets which are
eternally preserved.
Other names are given
to the Quran, including,
Al-Furkan, meaning
demarcates between
right and wrong; Al-
Huda, guidance. The
Quran is roughly smaller
than the New Testament.
It contains 114 Suras
(chapters), revealed to
Muhammad over twenty
years. Contrary to the
Bible, the Quran is not
arranged logically or
chronologically nor by
theme or genre. The
Suras are arranged after
the death of Muhammad
according to its length
including a variety of
themes, such as the
oneness of Allah, his
wrath if he is not
heeded, stories
analogous to the Old and
New Testament
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Water Pipes
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difficulty legislating
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Parisian secondary school
students in a city with a
substantial North African
and Arab immigrant
population showed that
half of those aged 16 had
smoked a water pipe. One
in three 17-year-olds


admitted smoking
regularly.
The French
government office with
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combatin smoking and
warning the public of its
dangers, OFT, disputes
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Lebanon
(continued from page 25)
to do in weeks of talks
mediated by France's
foreign minister and
others.
Leaders from each
side had been pledging
not to take steps to
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though Lahoud's
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Water Pipes
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Gibran
(continued from page 7)
On May 24, 1991,
President George H.W.
Bush ceremoniously
cut the ribbon to the
memorial garden
stating,
"All who contributed
to this memorial offer
it as a real tribute to
Gibran's legacy his
belief in brotherhood,
his call for compassion,
and, perhaps above all,
his passion for peace."
Some people may have
questioned- the
sincerity of those
remarks, given that a
few months earlier
Bush spearheaded an
international coalition
to wage war against
Saddam Hussein's
invasion of Kuwait.
President Bush was


not the only "Gulf
Warrior" to praise
Gibran. General
Norman Schwarzkopf,
military commander of
that campaign, boasted
to Barbara Walters,
during a television
interview that he had
read Gibran's "The
Prophet." How ironic
that these two men
publicly praised Gibran
and his message of
peace, while leading
troops to war in a
region that historically
has not received much
empathy from the
United States. Had they
truly made an effort to
comprehend Gibran's
message, might some
of the tragedies of the
past 17 years have been
avoided?
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With hopes of
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communalism and
warmth from the
eastern
Mediterranean to the
cold shores of the
North Atlantic.
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their philosophies and
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especially concerned
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colonial powers to
regain their freedom
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modernity that the


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Gibran in his
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country can do for you;
ask what you can do for
your country," he was
actually paraphrasing
Gibran who had
written, "Are you a
politician asking what
your country can do for
you, or a zealous one
asking what you can do
for your country?"
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Gibran
(continued from page 30)
wise to actually visit
the memorial garden
itself. After all, it had
been created to
memorialize Gibran's
life and mission.
Perhaps a visit would
rekindle my optimism
for a future of mutual
respect and, dare I
hope, brotherhood
between America and
my ancestral homeland.
Although my visit,
indeed, helped me to.
reflect on the beauty
and power of Gibran's
words, it sapped from
me any hope I may


have harbored that
reconciliation and
understanding might be
attainable anytime
soon.
To my dismay, I
found the memorial
garden to be in a state
of disrepair, much like
the relations. The
bronze sculpture of
Gibran overlooks a
fountain of brackish
green, still water.
Above the fountain, a
sign warns: "Water
unsafe for drinking."
Rather than repair
the fountain and restore
it to its original beauty,
it is left to further


stagnate, adorned with
a caution. Worse still is
the state of neglect of
one of Gibran's quotes
carved into the stone:
"Think of me when you
see the sun coming
down towards its
setting, spreading its
red .garment upon the
mountain." The words
"Think of me" have
been damaged, chipped
away due to vandalism
or lack of maintenance.
Even the walkway to
the park has suffered
from disrepair. The.
stones, once
beautifully carved, are
now crumbling. I can't
help but wonder
whether all of this is
symbolic of America's
current attitude
towards the Arab East.


Is this the message I
must walk away with?
Stopping for one last
look. I contemplate the
bust of Gibran, as solid
and stalwart as on the
day it was first
sculpted. I choose to
find comfort, optimism
and pride in this.
Gibran's message does
live on. Still today,
people around the
world strive to live
according to his ideals.
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always endure. His
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