Dr. Iyad Barghouthi lives in Palestine, where he heads the Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies, and the Arab Network for Tolerance. He is the chief editor of the periodical Tasamuh. His books include Islamization in the Occupied Territories; Political Islam in Palestine, Beyond Politics; and Religion and State in Palestine.
For human rights, religious interpretation matters most
Religious interpretation is what counts. This explains why Pakistanis vote for female leaders, while Saudi Arabia bans women drivers.