This Cultural Divide

My boyfriend and I broke up over religion and traditions.  We were in a relationship for four years and a couple of months ago, both his parents  and my parents  made us break up with each other because both families believed that there was no future for us.

His  parents didn’t want me as daughter-in-law because I did not want to wear a scarf and obei to their religion, and my parents felt the same about him. They said he might change his mind down the road and make me follow his parents commandements.   Although we had tried for the past four years to get our parents to accept the other, they never did, which always led to arguments.

We continue to remain friends now and it breaks my heart every time I see him because I still love him immensely.Best Broken Heart Quotes to Help You Move Forward - Life Motivation


Visa Lottery 2018 is NOW OPEN - What you Need to Know! | Law888

On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. The proclamation was effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 23. It was continued by President Trump on June 22, and will expire on December 31, 2020, unless continued. Applicants for immigrant visas covered by the proclamation, including ​Diversity Visa 2020 (DV-2020) applicants, who have not been issued an immigrant visa as of April 23 are subject to the proclamation’s restrictions unless eligible for an exception. No valid visas will be revoked under this proclamation.

If you were previously issued a visa for the DV-2020 program that was valid on April 23 and that visa expired before you were able to travel to the United States, please contact the Embassy or Consulate where your visa was issued for further information.

All DV-2020 entrants who were selected must be found eligible for, ​and obtain, their visa or adjust status by September 30, 2020. This deadline cannot be extended. This same strict deadline also applies to spouses and children of principal applicants.

All DV-2021 diversity visa program applicants must be found eligible for, and obtain, their visa or adjust status by the end of fiscal year 2021 (September 30, 2021).


Internet Romance TRAP

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                                                                         Internet Romance and Marriage Fraud

Many Algerians befriend U.S. citizens through Internet dating and social networking sites and these relationships may lead to engagement and marriage.  While some of these marriages are successful, the U.S. Embassy in Algiers warns against marriage scams.  It is not uncommon for foreign nationals to enter into marriages with U.S. citizens solely for immigration or financial purposes.  Relationships developed via correspondence, particularly those begun on the Internet, are especially susceptible to manipulation.  Often, the marriages end in divorce in the United States when the foreign national acquires legal permanent residence (“green card”) or U.S. citizenship.  In some cases, the new U.S. citizen or permanent resident then remarries a wife he divorced before, around the same time as entering into a relationship with a sponsoring U.S. citizen.

Some of the signs that an Internet contact may be developing a relationship with a U.S. citizen in order to obtain an immigrant visa through marriage, or financial gain/identity theft are:

  • Initial contact through unsolicited requests via Skype, Facebook, Viber, on-line gaming, or other means
  • The person uses on-line dating sites to meet other foreign nationals
  • Lack of real shared interests – i.e., the person on the other end parrots back whatever the U.S. citizen mentions
  • Requests for relationships between a young Algerian man and a much older American woman. (In the Algerian cultural context it is extremely unusual for an Algerian man to have a legitimate relationship with a woman even slightly older – and especially unusual to have a first-time relationship with someone beyond child bearing age.)
  • Declarations of love within days or weeks of the initial contact
  • Proposals or discussions of marriage soon after initial contact
  • Requests to send money or provide access to financial accounts
  • Responses to messages from the U.S. friend are along the lines “I love you/Sorry I missed your call,” or similarly one-sided conversations
  • Request to get married in Tunisia or a third country with a single witness because “it’s easier to get married quickly there.” Note that weddings in Algeria are major social occasions, and it is extremely unusual for large numbers of family and friends not to be present at the wedding
  • Once engaged, married, or an immigrant visa petition is filed, suddenly starts missing scheduled appointments to chat or call

While chat rooms and dating and social networking sites are great ways to make friends across international borders, the U.S. government urges U.S. citizens who meet foreign nationals on the Internet to take the time necessary to get to know them well before considering marriage.  Entering into a marriage contract for the principal purpose of facilitating immigration to the United States for an alien is against U.S. law and can result in serious penalties, including fines and imprisonment for the U.S. citizen and the foreign national involved.


What Should I Do if I Think My Child Has Autism? - The New York Times

What is Autism?

  • Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3
  • Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities
  • Individuals with autism often suffer from numerous co-morbid medical conditions which may include: allergies, asthma, epilepsy, digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, feeding disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, and more
  • Autism is diagnosed four times more often in boys than girls. Its prevalence is not affected by race, region, or socio-economic status. Since autism was first diagnosed in the U.S. the incidence has climbed to an alarming one in 54 children in the U.S.
  • Autism itself does not affect life expectancy, however research has shown that the mortality risk among individuals with autism is twice as high as the general population, in large part due to drowning and other accidents.
  • Currently there is no cure for autism, though with early intervention and treatment,  the diverse symptoms related to autism can be greatly improved and in some cases completely overcome.

Autism Facts & Stats

  • Autism now affects 1 in 54 children; over half are classified as having an intellectual disability or borderline intellectual disability
  • Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls
  • About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood
  • Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)
  • The rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years
  • Comorbid conditions often associated with autism include Fragile X, allergies, asthma, epilepsy, bowel disease, gastrointestinal/digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, PANDAS, feeding disorders, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, immune disorders, autoimmune disorders, and neuroinflammation.
  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet most underfunded
  • A 2008 Danish Study found that the mortality risk among those with autism was nearly twice that of the general population
  • Children with autism do progress – early intervention is key
  • Autism is treatable, not a hopeless condition

Zahia Bel

Zahia took her first steps on stage very young. She was a member of a choir in her hometown of Larbaâ Nath Iraten in Algeria, then she interpreted songs by famous Kabyle artists in Algeria and France until the day when a meeting with Kamel hammadi and Benmohamed changed the course of his destiny and gave birth to the start of a great joint project, the launch of his first album “Rriha idurar”.

Stay tuned on Sunday July 19th, 2020 for a Live interview and for more information about the New Shining STAR Zahia Bel.


Abderrahmane Houche

Abderrahmane Houche is a tireless man of theater. A passionate fan of the fourth art. “The love of the theater began in 1974 during a play entitled” The 2000-year war “, by Kateb Yacine, presented in a room in Boumerdes, more precisely at (the INHC) National Institute of Hydrocarbons and chemistry, “says Abderrahmane. Since then, Houche Abderrahmane, whom friends call Uncle Salah, has had a crush on the dramatic art. An irresistible and renewed attraction towards the boards which means that he has not left the world of the fourth art since he crossed the theater of the immense Kateb Yacine.


Without hesitation, he joined the troupe for the first time as an apprentice actor. The first play in which it is seen is “The Colonization of Algeria”. It was headed by a director from Guinea, based in Boumèrdes, he said. “This play was performed in several cities across the country, notably in agricultural cooperatives as part of volunteering at the time of President Boumediene,” recalls Abderrahmane.


Towards the year 1977, Abderrahmane Houche joined the village of Ifherhounene, not far from Ain El Hammam as a schoolteacher, then quickly turned to the staging and the first achievements of his own troop by creating plays for children. Her first play is entitled “Bousâad Boutloufa”, it was performed in a competition of the Algerian Muslim Scout in which she obtained the 1st prize of the competition in Tizi-Ouzou.


The actor and director was also, active in the organization of the Algerian Muslim Scout as a volunteer executive until 1988. Meanwhile, the children of his troupe grew up in the show. From there Abderrahmane H founded his famous Igelilen troupe. DE thread in needle he discovers talents of outstanding director on the occasion of the presentation in particular of the play “Entel afous Yalid Qejir”, which made a triumph in Kabylia (1988 to 1995) and gave new life at the Kabyle expression theater.


Proof of its success? This same piece won all the prizes of the Mostaganem amator theater festival. Inexhaustible, pleasant and profound, this play has been presented almost 600 times on stage boards, we learned from the director.


In 2001, the terrible black spring and the bloody repression of demonstrations in Kabylia pushed the director to make a break in his theatrical activities. He also manifested himself in his work exploring contemporary scriptures at the beginning of 2008, he then created the theater school “Hamid Bentayeb”. His troupe had once again subjugated the audience of the Amazigh expression theater in a play called “Oulech El Harga, Oulech” which won the jury prize in 2010 in Mostaganem.


The school in question has today become the Machahou cooperative. In addition, he performs the play “Yerra Ya jeddi”, “The 2000 year war” taken from Kateb Yacine, in 2012, “Tisslith Bu Anzar”, 2013, “Tafat deg cheqiq natlam” and finally in 2015, the piece titled, “Tad saditwaghit”…


Abderrahmane Houche is now rightly seen as a prominent figure on the contemporary national scene. A character with multiple hats, the actor, director and director has reconnected with the spirit of an open and generous popular theater