• Meet the Islamist Nobel “Peace” Laureate

    Ooh...this woman clearly has brought her nation the greatest pride.

    Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman (Arabic: توكل عبد السلام خالد كرمان‎ Tawakkul ‘Abd us-Salām Karmān; also Romanized Tawakul,Tawakel) (born 7 February 1979) is a Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of the of Al-Islah political party, and human rights activist. She leads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,” which she co-founded in 2005. She became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called the “Iron Woman” and “Mother of the Revolution” by Yemenis. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.

    And yet, as it happens, she has not been an advocated of people taking to the streets against tyrants all so consistently.
    Never mind that the Muslim Brotherhood rule wasn’t all so good for women-she doesn’t appear to care. Neither does she care that more Egyptians signed the petition for Muslim Brotherhood’s recall than had actually voted for it. Or (quite literally) the tens of millions of people out on the street against the Brotherhood-she gives protesters credit only when they like the same things as she does.

    Anti-Brotherhood protest in Egypt
    Anti-Brotherhood protest in Egypt

    Hence, while Richard Dawkins got flak for pointing out that Muslims haven’t won many Nobel prices, I need to correct him differently: they have won one too many.

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