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A Thin Line of Defense Against 'Honor Killings'

Original post from The New York Times

‘…………..Women’s shelters are one of the most provocative legacies of the Western presence in Afghanistan.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Faheema stood trembling in the courtyard of the large house, steeling herself for the meeting with her family. 859 more words


Day 375 - The Message

Sitting in a cold, cramped, warmly lit room gazing at a year of my life in paint and canvas and quiet faces is, well, causing palpitations. 799 more words


"Passions as Cognitive and Moral Mistakesé

As I was reading a book on cultural issues in emotion regulation, I hit upon a chapter, Passions as Cognitive and Moral Mistakes by Unni Wikan. 161 more words


The Problem Of Honor In More Traditional Societies

Several weeks have passed since the Charlie Hebdo attack. I said nothing about it then because I did not feel I had anything worthwhile to contribute, or at least, nothing that had not already been said by others. 1,775 more words

Political Commentary

Multicultural Meltdown

James Jackson,  Taki’s Magazine

“Do you believe in witchcraft?  Do you believe that men can turn themselves into bats and fly?” 1,151 more words


Yaser Said: Abuser, Murderer, Extremist #CatchYaserNow

If you’ve followed me on Twitter, you know that the FBI has added Yaser Said (a.k.a. Yaser Abdel Said and Yaser Abdel Fattah Mohammad Said) to its list of the top ten most wanted fugitives, increasing the award for information leading to his capture from $20,000 to $100,000. 431 more words