Next Strategic and strained Despite fundamentally disagreeing on a multitude of issues -- from human rights to intervention in Yemen and Syria -- the U. It is strategic friendship -- Saudi Arabia is, after all, the world's largest oil exporter. But as President Obama touches down in the Middle East kingdom on April 20, , a bill on the floor of the Senate is creating new tension between the two nations The pages contain details about a possible Saudi support network for the hijackers while they were in the U.
The Arab myth of western women | Khaled Diab | Opinion | The Guardian
It is debated which of the Arabic recensions is more "authentic" and closer to the original: He wrote that he heard them from a Syrian Christian storyteller from Aleppo , a Maronite scholar whom he called "Hanna Diab. As scholars were looking for the presumed "complete" and "original" form of the Nights, they naturally turned to the more voluminous texts of the Egyptian recension, which soon came to be viewed as the "standard version". The first translations of this kind, such as that of Edward Lane , , were bowdlerized. Burton's original 10 volumes were followed by a further six seven in the Baghdad Edition and perhaps others entitled The Supplemental Nights to the Thousand Nights and a Night, which were printed between and
Share via Email When I wrote last month about western stereotypes of Arab men, several commenters, including WeAreTheWorld , suggested that Arab stereotypes of western women would also be worth exploring. Just as Arab men are stereotyped and pigeonholed in the west, western women hover somewhere between myth and fantasy in the Arab world. Like the traditional orientalist image of the harem , Arab views of the contemporary western woman are also highly sexualised. In fact, many Arab men, particularly those with little contact with the west, have this fantasy of western women that comes straight out of Playboy magazine or the grainy images of pirate pornos. In this view, western women are oversexed, promiscuous and have revolving doors in their knickers.
Jan 7, , It was 4am in the hotel. I saw they were asleep so I just bought a ticket to Australia via Bangkok and I called a taxi and went. The Australian tourist visa is easy. My intention was to claim asylum when I reached Australia.