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Friday, August 5th, 2016

History and Faiza Al Manzur Dancing at Lebanese Club, Uruguay

Posted on YouTube: Aug 5, 2016

At Punta Pocitos (a barrio in Montevideo), Uruguay.

The dancer is: Faiza Al Manzur

Her website is:

Her Facebook Link: (Click Here)

I really recommend seeing her website and facebook page.

Miss Al Manzur can usually be found at the Lebanese Club of Uruguay.

The Lebanese Club has a long history in Uruguay. It goes back to 1905, when Uruguay set out to outlaw Asian immigration, which would have prohibited Arab immigration. By that time, yes, even that early, the Lebanese and Syrian community in Uruguay was large enough to intervene and get an exemption for Syrians and Lebanese.

This is their history page (In Spanish). Be aware, however, it is connected with the Lebanese Embassy in Uruguay.

The point is: Even as early as 1905, there was a powerful Arab community in Uruguay.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Islamic Chair in Catholic University?!


Encounters with Islam and its various Artists
From October, 2010; but should be of note

A PERMANENT CHAIR OF ISLAM in a Catholic University in a very small secular country with almost NO Muslims?!

There are only around 400 Muslims in the whole country1.

Where is the money for this department coming from?

Uruguay is very unusual in South America in that it fought religious vs. secular wars over a century ago. The seculars won; and forced a complete separation of Church and State. In fact, Uruguay may be the most secular country in the Western Hemisphere.


Uruguay banned crucifixes in hospitals by 1906, and eliminated references to God and the Gospel in public oaths. Divorce laws were also established during this time.

Its premier University is the Catholic University, but the people are generally secular. Catholic in name only.

There are 20-25,000 Jews in Uruguay compared 400 Muslims. A ratio of 50 or more to 1.

It is true that the Catholic University has a permanent Chair of Judaism, as well; but with 20-25,000 Jews in Uruguay, they could support such a chair.

Who is supporting an Islamic Chair?  WHO?!

If anyone doubts outside money is not going in to South America, this is the proof.

Why on earth would Uruguay, a small country of only 3.5 Million people, with only 400 Muslims, have a PERMANENT CHAIR OF ISLAM at a Catholic University?!

1There are 70,000 Lebanese Christians, though; but they are Catholic or Maronite Catholic, NOT Muslim. This video (Click Here) at (1:19) asserts the number is as high as 90,000 Maronite Christians; but the point is: They are Christian of one stripe or another, NOT Muslim.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

October 2012 – President of Lebanon Visits Uruguay

There are 70-90,000 Lebanese in Uruguay. About 2% of the population.

Very assimilated. Almost all Arabs in Uruguay are Lebanese Maronites.

Here, Michel Sleiman, the president of Lebano is visiting the Lebanese Club in Uruguay in October, 2012

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