Thursday, April 25, 2013

sectarianism in Syria

How New York Times correspondents reproduce uncritically and without question the claims of Syrian exile opposition. Look at this one:  "Opponents say the government itself has fueled by using code words like “Wahhabis” and “Al Qaeda” to blame the Sunni Muslim majority for the violence."  Wait, wait, wait.  So if you use the word Wahhabi or even Al-Qa`idah you are engaged in sectarian hatred? How dumb is this?  US and Saudi Arabia talk about the dangers of Al-Qa`idah all the time and no one accuses either of anti-Sunni sectarianism.