See also my guest blog for The Times, Articles of Faith- a Catholic in Kuwait written after my three month long sojourn in that land.
Cathcon- the Sheikha is a pioneer of tolerance for the Christian Churches- also intervening in another battle to build a church in Kuwait. Why should it be so difficult to observe even the minimum standards of human tolerance? This is all part of a wider discussion of the proper interpretation of the Arab Spring. There is increasing tension between the powers of the Emir, whose extensive family dominates the government and the Parliament, which calls for reforms but became more Islamicist at the last elections.