Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
Bravo to whoever came up with the idea of nominating Bahrain’s first and only Jewish female lawmaker to be the Gulf kingdom’s ambassador to Washington. Huda Nono’s appointment would make Bahrain the only Arab country to send a Jewish ambassador to the U.S. Here’s hoping she makes it.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
by Mona Eltahawy The second real Muslim was elected to Congress last month. I say “real” because Andre Carson, a Democrat who won a special election in Indiana to replace his grandmother who represented the state in Congress for 11 years until her death in December 2007, is not a closet or “stealth” Muslim as [...]
Monday, April 7th, 2008
By Mona Eltahawy NEW YORK — The gunmen used silencers on their weapons when they assassinated Assyrian Orthodox priest Youssef Adel outside his home in Baghdad last Saturday. But their message was loud and clear: Iraq’s dwindling Christian minority is the target of a cruel bloodletting. It may seem insensitive just to single out one [...]
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
By Mona Eltahawy NEW YORK — As soon as I heard that right wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam film had been uploaded onto an internet site, I did what any self-respecting Muslim would do: I clicked on the link and prepared to be offended. Talk about anti-climax! What happened, Geert? Like a magpie stringing [...]