Karl reMarks is a blog about Lebanese politics and culture, as well as Arab and world affairs, written by Karl Sharro, an architect, writer and commentator on the Middle East.
- Unprecedented images of Western people looking just like you and me 10 Mar 2014We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary. His beautiful shots allow us to see beyond the wall of myth that sur […]
- The 1,500 year old schism fuelling the clash between Russia and the West 6 Mar 2014With the clash between Russia and the West escalating in Ukraine, most tend to focus on the contemporary factors fuelling the confrontation and ignore its historic roots. The truth of the matter is that the current conflict is but a manifestation of an ancient schism between East and West that has been tearing Christianity apart for 1,500 years. The rift bet […]
- Relations between Gulf States break down amid accusations of promoting democracy and freedom of speech 5 Mar 2014The simmering tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar came to a head today following months of wrangling and bitter disputes. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain pulled their ambassadors from Qatar which they accuse of ‘promoting democracy and freedom of speech’, charges that the Qatari government strongly refutes. Qatar retaliated by accusing Saudi Arabia of runn […]
- The Ten Most Famous Selfies In History 4 Mar 2014Like this blog's page on Facebook to stay updated about new posts or follow me on Twitter or read my other parodies here.
- How to act British and keep your kids: a guide to Muslim parents 3 Mar 2014Two men raised as Christians have been recently convicted of murdering a soldier in London and as a result London’s mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that Muslim children who are radicalised by their parents should be taken into care. This may sound absurd but it’s not for us to judge British culture. With the threat of having your children taken into custod […]
- Travels in the land of the infidels: The island of Britannia 27 Feb 2014In the name of God, the most merciful and compassionate. With His aid and benevolence, your lowly servant has completed a decade of travels in the land of the infidels. Upon the request of several of trusted friends I was convinced to write down about my adventures and experiences hoping that it would enlighten our people as to the ways and manners of the in […]
- On Storming President’s House, Protesters Shocked to Discover it’s Utterly Lacking in Opulence 23 Feb 2014While the eyes of the world were on Ukraine this week, protesters in the central Asian republic of Basitstan stormed the presidential residence after weeks of agitation. The president, Aslan Kalilov, left in a hurry to an unknown destination as the revolutionaries gained ground. But the protesters that made it inside the official residence were shocked when […]
- Explore the amazing Lebanese Google Maps 21 Feb 2014Click on image to zoom and playExplore the amazing Lebanese Google Maps, including the new street view.Like this blog's page on Facebook to stay updated about new posts or follow me on Twitter or read my other parodies here.
- Exclusive: Leaked Powerpoint of Saudi Pitch to Obama for Regime Change in Syria 20 Feb 2014Recently there were unconfirmed reports in the press that Saudi Arabia is planning to pitch regime change in Syria to President Obama. There were doubts about this until the Powerpoint presentation used by the Saudis was leaked. We have obtained this exclusively, you can see it below. Special thanks to @DeanBStrachan for his efforts in obtaining this.Click […]
- Nicholas Kristof: Why Professors Suck! 17 Feb 2014Nicholas with one black person.SOME of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don’t matter in today’s great debates.The most stinging dismissal of a point is to say: “That’s academic.” In other words, to be a scholar is, often, to be irrelevant.That’s the totality of my argument, but le […]