The term "liberal" has assumed two meanings. In the American sense, liberalism means a cocktail of state intervention in the economy, a comprehensive welfare system and a good dose of political correctness — all with a bit of anti-Americanism as the cherry on top.
In its European sense, liberalism means limiting the role of the state, an emphasis on individual rights and private enterprise and support for free trade in a global market economy. [ed. emphasis added]
Aghm. Would not that be the other way around? It does not really matter since the artcile never really comes back to the distinction making it pretty clear neither type of "liberals" is really present in Kuwait. Still, I had to read this a couple of times to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me.