The Rotarian Menace
What does Osama have against Rotary clubs?
At the same time, Rotary is quietly thriving in parts of the Islamic world. There are about 100 chapters in Indonesia, more than 80 chapters in Turkey, 70 in Egypt, 20 in Lebanon, and even one in Dubai. Indeed, in some quarters Rotary is perceived just as it is here. As one youthful Cairo blogger reports: "They seem nice enough, but kind of boring."
Jonathan Schwarz is a freelance writer in Chicago. His Web site is A Tiny Revolution.
Illustration by Rob Donnelly.