I think one of the most important issues going on in the Middle East that everyone should know about is how common it is for women to be stoned to death for unfounded accusations that the husband makes. Women are treated so poorly any words that I write can not even describe the anguish and pain they go through on a everyday basis. They can not do the most common things we as American women take for granted. Such things as driving a car, looking a man in they eyes, and they can't even express their own opinion. The moral police harass and detain women for know justifiable reason. The judicial system is non-existent when it comes to women. They have zero rights they can not even obtain a passport without permission from there husband. If they try to leave their husbands they do not get custody of their children. Most of the time though the end result for a woman who wants to end the marriage is death. It is that simple. I think some American women say to themselves that women in the Middle East let this happen if they want they can change it open their mouth say your not taking it anymore. But what they don't know is that men control and have the final say. If they feel you are being disrespectful and you are blatantly disregarding what they say there will be swift action taken. The stoning of Soyraya M. brought the way women live everyday to the big screen. It was not showed in most movie theaters but it should have been. People may say that movie was to graphic. But I say in order for us to grasp just how bad it really is for women in the Middle East they have to show just how gruesome it really is. This world isn't all sunshine and rainbows know where is that more apparent then the Middle East. One thing about most foreigners that I come to realize is that they do not get discourage easily because we as Americans expect only good to happen to us then when it doesn't we react poorly. Well when you live in a not so great country you expect only bad to happen so you are more prepared for it. We can know longer close our eyes to what is going on in the Middle East. I always believed that if you turn your back on a crime being committed or if you do not help a stranger when they are in need you are just as guilty as the person committing the crime. Well I hope my view about this is helpful!