Jeff Neumann

Articles by Jeff Neumann

  • No Smoking in Lebanon

    You can smoke pretty much wherever you want in the Middle East. The guy making your sandwich smokes. Gas station attendants smoke. The 85-year old lady who mends your clothes smokes. Six-year olds smoke. So when the Lebanese government passed a ban on smoking indoors in public s…

  • Salafists in Sidon: Not as Bad as You Think

    In Sidon, a coastal Lebanese city south of Beirut, a crowd of several hundred people gathered on Thursday night to protest "Innocence of Muslims"--the film created by right-wing zealots and a soft-core porn director that has sparked violent protests from Tunis to Sanaa.