JUAN COLE: The Taliban are widely despised among the population of rural Pakistan. The biggest threat facing girls in this environment is a government that doesn’t care
LUKE R.E. PUBLICAN, TABSIR: Kansas legislators have opted for a ‘belt and braces’ approach to deal with any possibility of Sharia creeping into the State.
JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
ABU MOHAMMED: If you look back over the last thirty years or so you’ll see that Islam has always been a problem for Americans.
STEVE ROYSTON: Preparation involves coming up with diversionary tactics whenever the question is likely to produce a response unpalatable to the listening millions.
ROB L. WAGNER: The level of detachment between the imagined world of Republican delegates and the real America seems to widen by the day.
JUAN COLE: The Egyptian electorate seems to have a strong leaning for ‘law and order’. Very similar to the U.S electorate in the 1960s
STEVE ROYSTON: Received wisdom portrays a backward, oppressive society, dominated by religious extremists and a monarchy whose main mission is self-preservation.
ABU MOHAMMED: What I miss the most is her promise to be able to live a good life, no matter who I am or was, as an equal to other men.
JUAN COLE: Al Qaeda’s vision for the Arab World has been comprehensively rejected. It appears that Arabs – in particular, young Arabs – are prepared to put their lives on the line, not for a Caliphate, but for parliamentary democracy.
RAMZY BAROUD: Why is Israel bent on discrediting Egypt, exploiting the most sensitive period of its modern history, and destabilizing the border area?
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: A dangerous liaison is taking place in the Arab world with Muslim clerics advancing outlandish religious views using the voice of Muslim conservative women.
JUAN COLE: Post Osama, President Obama should do us all a favour and now remove U.S. troops from Iraq.
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: Please show respect to these people who have sacrificed their lives, shed blood, endured brutality, battled a 21st Century cavalry of camels…
STEVE ROYSTON: Could it be that the next wave of migration will come from the very class of people that Saudi Arabia sees as its future?