Archive for November 7, 2007
“The press is heavily controlled and its elections are little more than a facade, but Tunisia continues to be held up by the west as a model Arab state.”
“Asked about whether he expected the U.S. to cut back aid it provides Pakistan because of the state of emergency, Qasuri said: “I think the U.S. is more interested in the security of the region rather than the democratic values.”” (thanks Emily)
A racist campaign against maids in Lebanon (thanks Yasser and Najib)
When Nasib Lahhud was “munadil” in As-Sa`iqah.
When the New York Times discovers gays from Muslim countries. Here you are treated to an article about Muslim gays in the US: “Even as they reveled in newfound freedom compared with the Muslim world, they remained closeted, worried about being ostracized at the mosque or at their local falafel stand. (I am sure that [...]