|Samah Hijawi and Diala Khasawnih – A Journey|
In a recent interview, leader of the Kuwaiti opposition Musallam al-Barrak dismissed the role of social divisions in the current political struggle, citing the US as a nation of harmonious divisions. Surely, the opposition figure has a naive imagination of the US, but his statement expresses a flat approach to the issue. He is in denial (at least publicly) of the existing divisions and differences. His denial, however, is played politically to dismiss the continuous attempts of the Kuwaiti state to use those factors as ways to counter and disempower mobilizations and protests.
|Kuwaiti woman protesting against the amendment of the voting law in 2012|