The familiar Republican tactic of demonizing victims? “Romney’s statement that Israelis’ cultural superiority explains their economic success — and, by extension, that the “backward” Palestinians are to blame for their failures — isn’t particularly surprising.”
True? What do you think?
Read the article here: Mitt Romney’s “culture” war.
What’s your take on her participation in the Olympics?
One report is here.
A snippet: “In remarks carried on the Olympics website, Shahrkhani said her journey was only just beginning.”
Is she a trailblazer for Saudi women?
For the first time — ever — women from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei are competing in the Olympic Games.
Methinks Muslim women from non-Muslim-majority countries have competed before.
Why is this different?
Is the concept of honor killing still valid in the 21st Century?
According to the AP: “In Britain, more than 25 women have been killed in so-called honor killings in the past decade.”
Here is an article about parents who were convicted of killing their daughter, who objected to a forced marriage to her cousin.