The Uyghurs’ struggle against repression by China has recently gained international media attention, but is centuries old. Here’s the whole story.
- The show goes on. In Italy we continue to see “theocons” on TV, improvised experts, not Islamologues but Islam-demagogues, with no knowledge of languages spoken in the Islamic area and who have never attended courses on Islam. They do however publish books with great publishing houses and are invited on television as experts on Islamic subjects.
- Unlike the rest of the countries in the Middle East region, Morocco has been quick to pursue constitutional changes, which try to address the aspirations the Moroccans have been calling for. A small minority remains unsatisfied with these changes, a larger minority has shown contentment with some reservations, and the majority supports the changes. This tells me that the referendum scheduled for July 1st is heading toward majority support.