By Raif Badawi
Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, shared his options on politics, faith, and liberalism on-line. He used to be sentenced to 1,000 lashes, ten years in felony, and an exceptional of one million Saudi Riyal, over 1 / 4 of 1000000 U.S. money. This politically topical polemic gathers jointly Badawi’s pivotal texts. He expresses his reviews on lifestyles in an autocratic-Islamic nation lower than the Sharia and his conception of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, tolerance and the required separation of country and faith.
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They export goodness to the rest of the world; when will we wake up to that? 6 Tahrir Square Brought Students Back to Hard Work • • • E gypt is going through labor nowadays. It’s not just a difficult delivery following a thirty-year fascist ruling that controlled the fate of the country and the dreams of its people, a ruling that killed the spirit of hope and advancement in the country, that killed the beauty of its song and dance. What Egypt is going through right now is a challenge led by its students: the knowledge-seekers and the children of the bottom of the city.
It never occurred to the regime that this date would change the map of its thirty-year-long delusional stability under the ruling of Hosni Mubarak, the same way an overpowering stream can dredge up everything in its channel. In a few days, and with minimum losses, the activists at Tahrir Square managed to stand in the face of the security forces. Those carrying nightsticks Tahrir Square Brought Students Back to Hard Work never imagined such a day of change would come, a day that would alter their history of oppression and abuse.
She told me stories about the celebration of festivals: it wasn’t long ago that women partook in a joyful folk dance known as “The Step” in a refined tradition to which no one at the time objected. Women used to cultivate the fields alongside men in their farms. They used to work in most crafts and businesses with men in the marketplaces. No one gave a second thought to this illusion of “gender mix” we created for ourselves thirty years ago. 36 Mixed or Divided I honestly wonder about the contradictions we have about rejecting gender mixing in the workplace now.