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Marriage is to Arabs what baseball is to Americans—their national pastime—except that it is much more fast-paced, even when the players are on steroids. It’s actually more like basketball–Hell, it’s March Madness! High speed, high energy, and rapid scoring! The Tabal The tabal is basically the bachelorette party. Again, it’s not anything like what you’re thinking. Trust me, Las Vegas, this is…

We’re not exactly the first to be invited to the annual holiday office party—and neither are they We’re both dark-complected and, some would contend, very suspicious looking.(Scoot over guys, we gotta make room for the Mexicans on this one, too.) Ultra conservative, narrow-minded, Archie Bunker types don’t particularly like us, or trust us, very much. There are those who think that…

Now that you’ve selected your optimal plan, let’s take a few moments and go oversome tangential, yet critical, finer points regarding the process. We Do Business By Referral Take it from me, in this game, it’s all who you know. Referrals are about the only way you’re gonna meet a potential husband. So, as an eligible female looking to get…

To say that kids are important to Arabic society is a huge understatement. Arabic children are the very lifeblood and pulse of the country. They have a critical and tremendously difficult role to play—a role most Westerners wouldn’t be able to even begin to comprehend. I’m not talking about the value of children because all children are equally precious. Nor am I…

FROM VEILS TO THONGS: An Arab Chick’s Survival Guide to Balancing One’s Ethnic Identity in America

In FROM VEILS TO THONGS, Khalil exposes what she calls, THE REAL WAR ON TERROR, presenting a hilarious, yet poignant, Colbert-like take on living in cross-fire of the conservative Arabic and liberal American cultures