PORN: The Muslim world’s dirty little secret. “Last year, Google ran an analysis of its search queries and concluded Pakistan is the leading nation in sex-related, porn content searches . . . Iran came in third on the overall list, and Egypt was fifth.” Sexual repression, paired with the inevitable hypocrisy, is at the root of most of their troubles, I suspect.

UPDATE: Col. John Tammes emails: “When I was visiting a local Afghan bigshot in 2004, I noticed he had a satellite dish on his roof – when I asked, he said he got over 500 channels and that some of them were – here he hesitated, then laughed. Later on, my interpreter said that half of them were porn related channels and that the Taliban would never retake Afghanistan because too many men would not want to give up their newfound viewing choices…” Heh. Well, possibly.