Big Ratings, Bigger Controversy for Ramadan Soap Opera

The serial Ma Malakat Aymanukum (a Quranic phrase meaning “what your right hands possess” or “what is rightfully yours”), broadcast nightly on Syrian TV during the holy month, directly tackles such touchy subjects as the veil, corruption, religious extremism, “honor killings” and the violent repression of women.

Source: AP 09/08/10