Thursday, July 29, 2004

"Organisers at the Democratic Party convention in United States have removed Aljazeera's logotype banner from its skybox without assigning reasons."    Another Aljazeera story: AlJazeera's Arabic website has those web polls every other day (they change them more frequently than Angry polls here).  The one from today bothered me.  It asked: "Do you support Al-Qa`idah's threats regarding launching war on the Europeans?"  I was quite unhappy with that question.  What kind of question is that?  It unwittingly makes Al-Qa`idah's horrific fanaticism as part of acceptable political viewpoints, or as a legitimate position.  More disturbing, of the 12375 who answered the poll, 39.1 % said yes (agreed with Al-Qa`idah's threats).  I have read somewhere that Arab and Israeli intelligence services are very active in participating in AlJazeera's polls, and in AlJazeera live calls.  But who knows?