Sunday, May 22, 2005

Holy Books and Desecration

As Juan Cole explains, Jeff Jacoby is living in a different world from the rest of us and producing bigoted columns as a result. Just out of curiosity, how often do Israel's (Jewish) security forces have to look into threats against the Dome of the Rock by Jewish militants? I've never heard the Oklahoma City bombing linked to Christianity before, but if that doesn't work I'm pretty sure we can find other examples. Meanwhile, via Pejman Yousefzadeh, I find Ali al-Ahmed's Wall Street Journal column highlighting the hypocrisy of one nation which criticized the alleged desecrations, though for some reason its headline and concluding paragraph jump from "Saudi Arabia," which he actually writes about, to "Muslims," despite the fact that Wahhabis are just a sliver of the global population.

Par for the course for the American media. Why do people keep falling for this stuff?


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