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Weekend Reading: Tunisian Shake, Jordan’s Price Hike, and Syria’s Rebel Leadership

March 08, 2013

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Haifa Zaaiter argues that the "Harlem Shake" craze that has hit Tunisia may end up disarming the Salafists of their most potent weapon: denouncement of apostasy.

The Impatient Bedouin reflects on the recent outburst of violence in Jordan’s parliament over the country’s decision to raise fuel prices last week.

Mustafa Akyol recalls his interview this past Monday with Sheikh Mouaz al-Khatib, the President of the National Coalition for Opposition Forces and the Syrian Revolution.