Credit where credit is due
In the long run, this will do more for world peace than any military campaign or blowhard political speech: Dubai ruler in vast charitable gift.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum says there’s “a wide knowledge gap between us and the developed world in the West and in Asia” and that he wants to fight illiteracy – especially among Arab women – and create a “knowledge-based society”. [More details]
Al-Queda probably won’t like this guy – I hope his bodyguards are well-chosen.