Saturday, December 23, 2006

Arab "liberals" are an odd bunch. They ostensibly champion "liberal" values while working for Saudi Wahhabi propaganda services, and supporting Western colonialism. They also are blatant in their contempt for poor people; they also support human rights but only in countries that are on bad terms with Saudi Arabia. But then again: is that no similar to the contradictions of Western liberalism itself? Here, a writer in the Hariri rag complains that the rif-rafs of Lebanon are turning his downtown into Suq Al-Hamidiyyah. I sure hope that they do.