Friday, October 22, 2010

Don't think that Arab writers and academics are free of the trash "Arab mind" approach

"The Arab mind suffers from three "prisons" that have prevented the Arab world from reaching its full potential, Egyptian liberal thinker Tarek Heggy told a rapt Maghreb audience on Saturday (October 16th).  Speaking at the Faculty of Arts in Tunis, Heggy identified three things which keep the Arab mind constrained: "conservative religious thought, backward educational curricula and hysterical fear of the other"."   Later Heggy I am sure said that Jamal Mubarak is the best form of an Arab mind.  (thanks "Ibn Rushd")