Islamic fundamentalism is not a new concept. Those who are hardline devotees to the Qu’ran and hadiths and who interpret it literally exist throughout the Arab world and now, it appears, Asia as well. Although the West is well familiar with examples of Arab-Islamic fundamentalism (read: Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Saudi Wahhabism) several Asian countries … More The Qu’ran is “More like Guidelines” than Actual Rulebook
If you give people what they want, they will stop complaining, so logic would say. Unless, of course, they start asking for more. In the case of governments and protesters, giving the people what they want does not solve the problem or satisfy the public for long. Why? Firstly, the real problem is usually the … More Middle East: When Giving ‘Gifts’ Fails
معاً من اجل نساء ينعمن بالحرية، الاستقلالية، والامان في العالم العربي… TOGETHER FOR FEARLESS, FREE & INDEPENDENT WOMEN IN THE ARAB WORLD So reads the ‘about’ section on the facebook group page. The posts are in Arabic, English, and even French. Members post articles, photos and internet memes, as do the page officers. On the … More Yella al-bint!