Thursday, February 02, 2006

Daughter of Late Egyptian President Sadat Tells of Marriage at Age 12 to Abusive Husband

Those who insist that American culture is the worst when it comes to the treatment of women ought to watch this clip, a project of the Middle East Media Research Institute. At MEMRI, you get Arabic media in their own words, translated from the Arabic. This is important because, quite often, an Arab leader will say one thing in English and then the exact opposite in Arabic--an extension of the Muslim principle of Taquiyyah, under which it is OK to lie to a non-believer, so long as the lie will advance the faith.

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