Marlowe's Shade

Monday, December 06, 2004

"Fear Dominates Our Lives as Arabs"

Two recent articles published in Arabic-language newspapers, distributed in the Arab world, savage current Arab culture through focusing on Arab failings in academia and art.

I hope this is indicative of some real soul-searching in the Arab/Muslim world. Here's an example:

our [Arab] universities have become little more than large buildings full of students. The only thing about them that would indicate they are universities is the banner bearing the magic word 'university' which is displayed everywhere

From MEMRI as cited by Arutz Sheva
papijoe 5:05 PM