Sunday, December 27, 2009

What is not fit to print

The massive demonstration for `Ashurah in the southern suburbs of Beirut on a winter day was quite unprecedented. I don't know of an official estimate of the crowd, but they were hundreds of thousands. Much smaller demonstrations in Iran or around the Hariri tomb get so much Western press coverage. This one will be ignored in the Western media. The secular New TV began its news broadcast by noting about the massive size of the crowd.