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Revolt of Privilege, Muslim Style
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Revolt of Privilege, Muslim Style

By David Ignatius

There is a ferment in the Islamic world that is pushing for change, not death. I had a glimpse into it last week at a fascinating compilation of recent Iranian films, sponsored by, of all things, a Pentagon strategy group called the Highlands Forum. It was described as an evening of "strategic listening," and we watched a stunning documentary called "Zinat: One Special Day," about an Iranian woman in a poor village who dares to run for her local council. The men of her village have talked and talked about paving the road and never gotten it done. She defies the traditionalists. She wins the election; she paves the road. That's the power that will turn back the jihad of the privileged.

 
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