Monday, December 27, 2004

Middle East Transparent: Let the Liberal Arab Revolution Go Forth

Next time someone tells you there is no hope for the Arab world, direct them to Middle East Transparent, a new website devoted to the views of Arab liberals. Yes, there is a considerable helping of neoconservative writing here too, but the writers include Abu Khawla, the former head of the Tunisian section of Amnesty International.

Khawla's latest piece analyzes why the Arab World has maintained a deafening silence on the Sudan crisis, where the Arab government has carried out of program of enslavement and murder of both Muslim and Christian Black Africans.

Another interesting article on the site discusses the ethnic cleansing of Iraq's 2600 year old Jewish community in the 1940s and early 1950s. Some anti-Zionist have sought to deny the themes of this story or to blame Israel for the dismantling of Iraq's Jewish community.

Both articles recommended.



1 Comments:

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

There are a number of Arab & Islamic liberals, including Rachid Ghannouchi. I'd recommend "Islam and Democracy in the Middle East" as a collection representing a variety of interesting views.

 

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