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Reformers in Saudi Arabia: Seeking Rights, Paying a Price

The Saudi writer Turki al-Hamad wants to shake the younger generation attracted by militant Islam. His new novel, a thinly disguised sketch of four Sept. 11 hijackers, seeks to warn those weighing suicide missions. “Put your luggage aside and think,” reads the opening page to the book, called “The Winds of Paradise” and just released in Arabic. “I wrote the latest book just to say that the problem is not from outside, the problem is from ourselves – if we don’t change ourselves, nothing will change,” Mr. Hamad said. Full Story

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