Yet she is also the author of what for the Middle East is an amazingly frank new book of erotic advice in which she celebrates the female orgasm, confronts taboo topics like homosexuality and urges Arabs to transcend the backward traditions that limit their sexual happiness.How does anyone take the Cult of Islam seriously? Also, how does anyone take the articles of the New York Times seriously?
The book, “Top Secret: Sexual Guidance for Married Couples,” is packed with vivid anecdotes from Ms. Lootah’s eight years as a marital counselor in Dubai’s main courthouse. It became an instant scandal after it was published in Arabic in the Emirates in January, drawing praise from some liberals and death threats from conservatives, who say she is guilty of blasphemy or worse.
This book... "Top Secret: Sexual Guidance for Married Couples"...is written by the very nuanced and forward thinking Muslim woman, WEDAD LOOTAH. Want to see a picture of this woman?
She's the one with the eye slots facing you...fully covered in a niqab so she won't...you know...show any skin while telling you how take it the hard way.
Publishing the book, she notes, was a difficult choice. Her father supported her, but other family members sometimes wondered why she had to be so public about it all. After it was published a man called her office phone and threatened to kill her. Other threats appeared on the Internet.Sure...go to town...but don't draw any cartoons about it. These people are INSANE!!!
She brushes them off, saying she has declined an offer of protection from the government. Besides, she adds, educating the public is worth the risk.
“A few days ago a woman came in and asked me if it is O.K. to kiss the man all over his body,” she said. “I told her, ‘Read my book!’ ”