Saturday, December 7, 2013


"If anyone slew an innocent person it would be as if he slew the whole mankind, and if anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole mankind."
Quran 5:32

A young American teacher in Benghazi was shot dead while he was out jogging on Thursday morning.  He taught chemistry at the International School, and was loved and respected for his devotion to his students, and for his wonderful sense of humor. He left behind a wife and small son.
The cowards who killed him are nothing but street thugs and murderers.  They have committed the most grievous of sins, a haram - the killing of an innocent man.

Ronnie Smith loved Libya. On October 20, 2013, he posted the following on his twitter account:
"There is one thing Libyans are good at: making foreigners feel like family."

You were right Ronnie, because I too had the same feelings when I lived in Libya. Unfortunately, those men that killed you were not Libyans. They are out to destroy Libya.
May God watch over you and your loved ones.
I am so sorry.

Friday, December 6, 2013


There are 2 Libyan dishes that I absolutely hunger for. One is "Korbsa Mafusa", and the other is "Bazeen".
When I lived in Tripoli, we would go every Friday to Sabrata to visit the family, and on special occasions, my mother-in-law made Bazeen.
Over the years, I learned to make the sauce, but I never perfected the dough, which is the crowning glory of Bazeen. Frankly, I don't think I have the strength or the patience. But I LOVE to eat it!
Here is a recipe for Bazeen for those of you who are confident or brave enough to try...Good luck!