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    Shada Hassoun: An Inspiration For Iraq

    I think I have a new crush, and she just happens to be the winner of the recently held Lebanese singing contest, “Star Academy”, it what seems like a combination of the shows, “Big Brother” and “American Idol”. The object of my affection, as well as the affection of the Iraqi people, is Shada Hassoun. Families had been gathered in front of television sets across Iraq every Friday night for four months cheering on one of their own. Hasoon won the competition with 7 million votes coming in via telephone and text messages from across the Middle East. The cheering crossed sectarian lines. In the northern — and Kurdish —…