Friday, February 25, 2005

I came across this passage by Muhammad Bin Rahal while reading Zachary Lockman's Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism: "if the Muslim defends his home, religion, or nation, he is not seen as a patriot but as a savage; if he displays courage or heroism, he is called a fanatic; if after the defeat he shows resignation, he is called a fatalist." (p. 92) How true.