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Wealth, fame await poet who denounces extremists
Saudi woman favoured to win $1.5-million prize for criticizing conservative Islamic attitudes from behind a niqab
By Richard Spencer, Daily Telegraph March 31, 2010

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Tags: Heroes, Saudi Arabia, Hissa Hilal, poet, Richard Spencer, Telegraph,
Vancouver Sun,

A Saudi housewife who wears a niqab on television while delivering poetry denouncing attitudes to women in her religiously conservative country is poised to win the Middle East’s equivalent of Pop Idol.
Million’s Poet marries modern life to a thousand-year-old tradition, with prize money of almost $1.5 million offered to writers of Bedouin verse.
Hissa Hilal has become a heroine to many across the Arab-speaking world for her stance, made all the more dramatic for being delivered from beneath a niqab — the all-black face-veil worn by ultra-traditional Arab women.
“I have seen evil in the…

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    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (many, already on this blog (together with hundreds of thousands on my various other blogs…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
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    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
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    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

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