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HoyaSaxa87's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by HoyaSaxa87

Just to give a brighter side to the "we're far away, very far behind" comment, let me just give a quit anecdote.

I'm American and live and work in Doha, Qatar (home of Al-Jazeerah), and while in the cafeteria at the University where I work, at lunch time, during RAMADAN, there was an amazing seen: Four Qatari girls, all wearing the traditional abaya, eating and discussing how to get their hands on a copy of a "Religulous" dvd.

So while this type of abuse of science at the hands of religious fundamentalism is certainly prevalent in this part of the world among older generations at least here in this tiny country in the Persian Gulf, things are changing...slowly.

Sat, 03 Oct 2009 06:12:00 UTC | #403037