Millions of people know the South Korean music video "Gangnam Style," which is sizzling on YouTube. The song — which features the refrain "Hey, sexy lady!" — has inspired countless parodies. Now Saudi Arabia adds itself to the list. There's only one problem: The video has no ladies.
If Newsweek intended its latest cover story to spark conversation, it certainly got what it was looking for.
Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders has strong views on Islam and its growing influence in the West. In "Marked for Death," he has penned a powerful book about his political odyssey in the Netherlands, where his Party for Freedom is the third-largest. His book places his personal saga in the context of broader events involving the political ideology of Islam.
Dutch writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali is to receive a special award from German publishing house Axel Springer in recognition of her "courage and commitment to freedom as a women's rights campaigner and critic of Islam."
"Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui" is a good book. Or rather, two. Deborah Scroggins takes Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the critic of Islam and former Dutch parliamentarian, down a few pegs.
The only way to prevent the spread of Islamic ideology is to "compete," says Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book "Nomad."