Women: Islamic? The Middle East Primer

Adrian V. Cole
7 min readJun 29, 2018

Last year, Pakistan Today ran a satirical story about the very real Council on Islamic Ideology.

Said council is a group of bearded zealots who for some reason hold a certain amount of respect in some Pakistani circles, and who lobby for more Islamic influence in government. The story told how the council had ruled that women were…

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Adrian V. Cole

Writer of fiction & non fiction. Author of “Thinking Past: Questions and Problems in World History to 1750.” Politics Reporter at the American Independent