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Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How different nations act before a presidential election

- In the US: Americans are anxious to know if a Democrat or a Republican will win.(or if Obama is really Muslim!)

- In old Egypt: Egyptians are anxious to know if Hosni Mubarak or his son Jamal will be the next president

- In new Egypt: Egyptians judge the candidate by the length of his beard

- In Syria: Syrians are anxious to know if Bashar Assad will win by 97% support or 99% (like his father)

- In Lebanon: Lebanese are anxious what suit style and color the winner will wear and if the president's wife can speak French and if she is cute or not.

- In most other Arab countries: citizens are asking each other: what's a presidential election?

- In Pakistan: Pakistanis are anxious to know which of the candidates will survive assassination or prison so they can vote for him or her

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