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  • Norwegian woman raped in Dubai finds herself jailed and convicted

    07/18/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    DJ ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | Carolyn E. Price
    After reporting that she'd been raped to Dubai police, a 25-year-old Norwegian woman who was on a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city found herself being jailed on "suspicion of having sex outside of marriage." Following the report of her rape to police, the 25-year-old had her passport and personal possessions seized and was immediately placed in a jail cell. It took three days before she was able to gain access to a phone and contact her family to let them know what had happened to her. ... the 25-year-old was given a sentence of 16 months
  • Amir Taheri: The Road to Arab Democracy

    11/18/2004 6:27:10 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 536+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2004 | Amir Taheri
    ...During the presidential campaign, Sen. John Kerry ridiculed the idea that the War on Terror could end in a definitive victory. The most that one could do, he argued, was to reduce terrorism to the level of a nuisance like prostitution, the Mafia and the illicit-drug trade. Bush, however, is offering something with which to measure success or failure in this war: the spread of democracy. If, when Bush leaves office in four years, the region holds more democracies, he could claim some success. If not, he'd have to admit failure. This, of course, is a high-risk strategy: Democracy has...