Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pajamas Media: Al-Dura and the "Public Secret" of Middle East Journalism

Al-Dura and the "Public Secret" of Middle East Journalism The Palestinians make up the news, the western reporters know it, yet use it anyway. Where else does this happen that we don't know about yet?

More ominously, just as Al Dura represents a “higher truth” for Muslims — a justification for hatred, a call to revenge — so does it carry symbolic freight with Europeans. Catherine Nay, a respected news anchor for Europe1, welcomed the image:

"The Death of Muhammad cancels out, erases that of the Jewish child, his hands in the air from the SS in the Warsaw Ghetto."

How ironic! The Europeans use an image produced by those who admire the Nazis and dream of genocidal victory over the Jews, to erase their own guilt over the Holocaust. In so doing, Europe has “atoned” for its sins against the Jews by empowering its Muslim extremists.

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