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Jun.04.2009
The White Tiger Escapes His Cage The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Book Review)                 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga was published in 2008 by Atlantic Books.  This debut novel has won many literary awards Man Booker Prize and Galaxy Author of The Year. It is an evocative and...
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May.24.2009
The opacity of oppressive regimes obscures truth and harsh realities.  But last month a video implicating Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, brother of the President of the United Arab Emirates, in the torture of an Afghani grain dealer was smuggled out of the country by a Houston businessman. ...
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May.07.2009
Last week, while I was traveling and incommunicado, John Coyne and Lawrence (Lorenzo) F. Lihosit of Peace Corps Writers published a nice Q&A with me.  All thanks to fellow Red Roomer and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Schmicker for playing the role of matchmaker. I served in the Peace...
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Apr.13.2009
To mark the two-year death anniversary of Du'a Khalil Aswad on April 7th (http://www.redroom.com/blog/ellen-r-sheeley/the-dishonor-killing-dua-khalil-aswad), I recently re-read Norma Khouri's Honor Lost:  Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan (a.k.a. Forbidden Love in some countries).  I'd first read...
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Mar.25.2009
I am the author of “The depth of my soul” and this is how my book will benefit you. It is a book of poetry and in the book; I focus on injustices such as wars, corruption, war crimes, religious fundamentalism, child abuse, dictatorship, relationship problems etc. When I wrote this book, I was also...
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Mar.22.2009
The seventh known Jordanian dishonor killing of the year occurred yesterday in Zarqa, a city perhaps best known as the birthplace of the late al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi.  Apparently, a 19-year-old woman--unnamed, as is always the case in Jordanian dishonor killings--was beaten by her...
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Mar.08.2009
As Red Roomer Karen Tintori and others have reminded me, today is the 98th International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.  In Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia,...
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Mar.07.2009
Oh, yes, tomorrow is International Women´s Day. I almost forgot. Hoorray. Let´s celebrate. Now back to real life. Boy, I´m so angry. I should stop reading the news, but then it wouldn´t be a mature way of facing things, it would be escaping, and I want to do something about the tremendous...
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Feb.17.2009
The Middle East Quarterly just published a timely article by Ms. Phyllis Chesler about the differences between dishonor killings and domestic violence.  The article contains some interesting charts of cases in North America and Europe, though I can tell by eyeballing them that she's missed some of...
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Feb.14.2009
In a hideous irony, the Pakistan-born founder and CEO of Bridges TV--launched in the USA in 2004 to portray Muslims in a more favorable light--was charged with second-degree murder in the grisly beheading death of his wife on Thursday, February 12th, in Orchard Park, NY. Aasiya Hassan, age 37 and...