Shirin Ebadi winning the Nobel Peace Prize is perhaps the most positive development for Iran and the Muslim world in a long time.
Ausma Khan, writing in Tikkun, writes
I endorse this point of view wholeheartedly. For a change, it’s great to see encouragement for people who promote liberal, humanistic values in religion and work for the common good of all humanity. It’s great to see acknowledgement of liberal trends in the Islamic world, which normally get no respect from either Muslim fundamentalists or Christian and Jewish fundamentalists. It’s great to see support for someone offering an alternative to fundamentalists of all types.
There are lots of threads on the SDMB debating this and that issue about the Muslim world, but there hasn’t been anything about Shireen Ebadi, and I thought she deserved more recognition. Her achievement is truly significant for the betterment of the whole world.