From cruising down Pacific Coast Highway and hiking up Potato Chip Rock to admiring the Romanesque architecture in the Rues of the 16th arrondissement; moving from Los Angeles to Paris has been a radical change. Whether it is socially or economically, each respective part of the world has its différences, however the most noticable change has been Religious Freedom.
With the extinction of the Ottoman Empire the “Sick man”, the internal enemy of Arab rulers’ has been modified more than once, fighting Sykes-Picot mandate, the annihilation of Arab monarchy, to the struggle against religious authority, to fighting the Arab traditional outdated minds, religious fundamentalism, the fear from Marxism, the refusal of liberalism…
Scrutinised in public by the media and on-lookers, the West has failed to recognise the importance of the veil. Fingers are often pointed in the direction of Muslim women, with some viewing the veil as being a barrier between the individual wearing it and the person she is trying to communicate with.
‘Honour Killing’ is the killing of a family member due to belief that the victim has shamefully disgraced the member’s status and has caused a stain on the family’s honour. This can be due to love marriage, being in a relationship disapproved by relatives or interacting with the opposite gender without consent of family members or customs.