Introduction: Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions… Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism – by Jadaliyya Reports

  [Participants during the conference. Photo by Bassam Haddad.]   May 13-14, 2011, George Mason University “Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions…Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Liberalism,” a conference sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and by the…

Locked up for reading a poem:Ayat al-Gormezi, the woman who symbolises Bahrain’s fight for freedom – The Independent News

Ayat al-Gormezi was forced to give herself up after police raided her parents’ house and made four of her brothers lie on the floor at gunpoint    More pictures   Bahrain’s security forces are increasingly targeting women in their campaign against pro-democracy protesters despite yesterday lifting martial law in the island kingdom.  Ayat al-Gormezi, 20,…