How hard it is to be Arab intellectuals

How hard it is to be Arab intellectuals,. in fact:

“If they are against the Gulf War, they must constantly distance themselves from Saddam. If they are MUslim, intellectuals they must prove that thier ISlam is not Khomeini’s. If Favoring the Palestinians (or is they are Palestinians), they must show that they ate not anti-Semites. If they are against excluding head-scarf schoolgirls, they must appear as if they are in favour of the veil”. (JAsser 1999: 39-40)

ps. Welcome to the suck