Kuwaiti hard-liners object to mixed-company cafes

Associated Press
Kuwaiti hard-liners object to mixed-company cafes

In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 photo, Kuwaiti Islamist AP Ahmed Al Azmi, center, speaks with lawmakers during a National Assembly session in Kuwait. One of the most traditional pleasures of the Middle East _ leisurely puffing on a water pipe filled with aromatic tobacco _ has become ensnared in another of the region's familiar backdrops: Islamic conservatives decrying what they see as liberal decadence. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

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