Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I would like one order of fries and two orders of ethos to go, please. Can Robert Worth of the New York Times explain this to me? What on earth is "Muslim ethos"? As in "But as the conservative Muslim ethos of Dubai’s native Arab minority..." And is there a Jewish ethos and a Christian ethos and a Buddhist ethos? Thanks. Oh, one more thing, when you say: "Ms. Musabih is still unmistakably American, from her moralistic zeal", are you implying that feminist advocacy and zeal is mistakenly American? Excuse me but I have lived in this country for 24 years, and I am still searching--as was the case with Elizabeth Fernea when she searched for Muslim feminism--for American feminism.