Thursday, May 13, 2004

In several American newspapers, and on US TV "News" shows, I keep encountering the view that Arabs have not condemned the horrific beheading of the American civilian in Iraq. And such views are often held by the same people who comment on Arab news and evaluate AlJazeera's coverage without knowing any Arabic. Those people believe that Arabs should express themselves in English and on Oprah for the views to count. Well, in one newspaper today (a newspaper that is quite critical of the US, As-Safir in Lebanon)there are two columns (by Wisam Sa`adah and Samir Abu Hawwash) against the video and the murderers, and a respected Arab politician (Salim Al-Huss) and even Hizbullah, among many others, came out strongly against it.