About this blog...

I am a former leader of a Human Terrain Team in Iraq. My intent with this blog was to identify relevant, open-source materials on Iraqi culture, society, politics, religion and economics - just about anything on or about the Iraqi population in general.

I am continuing the blog now only sporadically, as a means of information distribution in support of efforts to improve a vital program hamstrung by failures in execution.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Women and Islam

We've spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to force Western values onto a culture that doesn't necessarily share them: progress (rather than history); individual rights (rather than collective wellbeing); and women's rights. This new report from the Carnegie Endowment is an attempt to take a more balanced look at where women stand in Islam, where they're going, and where they see themselves.

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