Friday, May 30, 2008

The mountain comes to Mohammed ...

It's a minuscule change, but even the Arab men can be progressive if they want:

Bahrain's king has appointed a Jewish woman as the country's envoy to the United States.

Houda Nonoo said she was proud to serve her country "first of all as a Bahraini" and that she was not chosen for the post because of her religion.

She is believed to be the Arab world's first Jewish ambassador.

Ms Nonoo, 43, has served as a legislator in Bahrain's 40-member Shura Council for three years and is head of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch.


Let's hope it's contagious.

Link thanks to Chris.

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