The Prompt–Generous Genies: Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why?
I would give my three wishes to Raif Badawi in hopes that he would know how to use them to first free himself and then to free the people of his country from oppression and perhaps use the third to end the reign of terror of Isis. Since Mark Aldrich (in his blog) started publicizing the course of Raif’s life in prison and his sentencing to 1,000 lashes for simply stating his beliefs, this young man has been much in my thoughts. It seems to me that he might be better equipped than the world’s western leaders to figure out a solution to the threats we all feel, but certainly not as personally as he does.