Sunday, August 14, 2016

One of the greatest developments in Arab political culture in recent years

The rise of the use of social media among Arab youth have created a new freedom: the right to mock and satire Sunni and Shi`ite and Christian clerics and priests.  Those merchants of religion have been protected by the regime from any public criticisms but the use of social media created a new avenue.  Some of those clerics, like the Lebanese reactionary Shi`ite cleric, Sami Khadr, are fighting back on social media and responding to the widespread attacks and mockery.