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Jul 07 2011

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Consent of the people

Monsieur d’Nalgar:  Think “Electric Slide” and you’ll get a sense of what the Dabke is to Arabs.  I don’t think the English subtitles convey exactly the graphic nature of the lyrics, but if your kiddies understand Arabic, you might want to wait on this one…

The author, Ibrahim Khashush, paid the ultimate price for this defiance.  It was reported on Facebook and YouTube, just a few hours ago, that his body was found in the Orontes River (the river ‘asi), his throat slashed…

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCS8SsFOBAI[/tube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCS8SsFOBAI

Here’s the original, without English subtitles or added music (notice all the cellphones recording the event)…

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_7rlDvcpM[/tube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_7rlDvcpM

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