In this episode of the Arabist Podcast, we take a semi-break from the Egyptian elections to look at the bigger picture: the wave of elections bringing Islamists to office parties across the region, what Morocco's pretty tame Islamists might do, the electoral dilemmas of non-Islamists, and more. And we re-examine the issues of Saudi women getting behind the wheels, and the backlash against that from the powerful moron lobby among the Wahhabis.
- Panic Times for "Arabist" Liberals? — this post on a conservative blog listens to our last podcast and thinks we're panicking. I have a comment there.
- Ursula on her visit to the Salafi heartland of Damietta
- The Saudi 'study' that finds all women drivers on the road to immorality | Eman Al Nafjan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
- Saudi Woman to Be Lashed for Driving, Despite Royal Pardon - Nivien Saleh - International - The Atlantic