The dying in Yemen is not likely to stop when the bombs finally cease falling and the blockade is finally lifted.
It is increasingly clear that the Western narrative of an “Arab Spring” is too simplistic to responsibly capture events on the ground.
Though the people are flooding the streets and waving the Yemeni flag in a well-deserved celebration of Saleh’s departure, no one really knows what is going to happen next. It could just as easily be a milestone of the Yemeni revolution as it could a return to business as usual while the country sinks further into violent chaos and civil war.
What interests me is not so much ancient history as the profound connections between two of those taboo dinner-party subjects: religion and politics.