Monday, January 30, 2006

Struggle in Saudi Arabia: Sahar Mandur of As-Safir is right. Why is AlJazeera devoting so much time to the coverage of Arab/Muslim protests against Danish and Norwegian publications? (All Arab media are now consumed by that story.) I mean, it is not that the region is not suffering from foreign occupations, poverty, and oppression. And the picture above is really about "struggle" in Saudi Arabia. The store is informing customers that they don't carry any Danish products. That should take care of our problems in the Arab world. (My mother, I found out yesterday, is also quite angry at the Danish press. She heard about my comments here about that, and she strongly disagrees. She argues that if you are outraged at the Danish publications, it does not mean that you are not outraged at the other issues.)