Monday, June 20, 2005
Kuwaiti Woman Kicks Ass
Maasouma quickly followed up with the middle finger when asked to comment on the comparison between her and Senator Hillary Clinton.
Kuwait's first female minister, Maasouma al-Mubarak, is yet another example of why we are fighting for democracy and human rights in the Middle East. To me, Maasouma al-Mubarak is more of a woman then 'The Senator From New York' will ever be. She's earned her seat in the Kuwaiti Parliament.
posted by El Capitan at 7:52 AM
There are about 200,000 Bedouin in Kuwait.
They aren't allowed to get passports or get citizenship, and if they leave the country, they are not allowed to return. This, in effect, makes them permanently stateless.
That's democracy? In some ways, it is as bad as slavery (in that, they weren't considered, nor allowed to be, citizens, or get citizen documents).
Baby steps Josh... baby steps.3:43 PM
I'm still amazed at the steps taken so far in Kuwait and other Arab countries. It’s Saudi Arabia that’s the most worrisome of the Arab countries.
Speaking of Kuwait, shortly after our liberation of Kabul, the Kuwaiti government scraped the planned imposition of Sharia law. They saw the popular feelings of joy and relief in the faces of the Afghanis that they decided to think twice about Islamic law.
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