A Saudi poet courageously takes on repressive clerics on live TV Idol-type show.
According to The Huffington Post :
Hissa Hilal, only her eyes visible through her black veil, delivered a blistering poem against Muslim preachers "who sit in the position of power" but are "frightening" people with their fatwas, or religious edicts, and "preying like a wolf" on those seeking peace.Her poems won her cheers from the audience ...but also death threats.
As Bookninja says :
Everyone involved in literature and women’s rights the world should be pulling for her to win and then offering her whatever help and/or shelter she needs to deal with the repercussions her win.And there is a lesson about courage here I think for all of us to learn.
(Thanks Pang for sending me this story via Facebook.)