Friday, May 05, 2017

Al-Quds Al-`Arabi: the most sectarian Arabic newspaper by far

This Qatari regime mouthpiece, Al-Quds Al-`Arabi, is by far the most sectarian Arabic newspaper.  It is far worse than Saudi regime newspapers.  It carries sectarian headlines that have no connections to the text to of the article.  Look at this: the headline of an article said: "Commander in the Popular Hashd (of Iraq) said: "We won't leave Syria until we rebuild it and we return Shi`ites to their land and avenge their blood".  The same article carries what the commander ACTUALLY said which was: "We won't leave this land until we rebuild it, and we return to the people of Fafrayya and Fu`ah safely to their lands".  Kid you not. This mouthpiece would make Zarqawi and ISIS proud.  In fact, the articles about ISIS are rather sympathetic.  The paper was a secular Arab nationalist newspaper until the Qatari regime bought it from its previous owner, `Abdul-Bari `Atwan, and took it in a vicious sectarian direction.  Christian religion is mocked and Shi`ites and `Alawites are denounced--as She`ites and as `Alawites--almost daily.