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Monday, November 14, 2011

Nemo eas impune lacessit


Let's not forget the women of Yemen, one of whom shared the Nobel Peace prize this year. They have been burning their veils: not in any kind of anti-Islamic or feminist protest (there are thousands of Yemeni women who have never worn a veil in their lives) but as a piece of tribal symbolism, calling on fellow tribesmen for help to stop the vicious attacks on protestors by forces loyal to the beleagured President.

Remember that Yemen was home to one of the feistier women in the Bible/Torah/Q'uran, to wit Bilqis, Queen of Sheba. Ali Abdullah Saleh had better watch his step.

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