16 June 2005

From the Arab media


For those who think that the Arab world is a medieval anti-American monolith, I recommend reading the Arab media. You don't read Arabic? Luckily, there's Watching America, which contains translations from the non-English press around the world. It's interesting, to "see oursels as others see us". Today I recommend an article by a Saudi woman, writing in the Qatari Al-Watan, entitled "Wake Up Arabs! America is Not the Enemy!":
Gone is the age of colonization: The age of globalization is here. This is the truth that the Arabs still reject, insisting on the same old imaginary conspiracy of a Western plan to eradicate Islam.