Thursday, July 28, 2005

MEMRI translations of Arab reformists on fighting terror

Interesting recent articles by Arab liberals and reformists on the recent terror attacks in Middle East Media Research Institute, including this by Mamoun Fandy on the impact of TV,
"Since 9/11, I have been reading and hearing the Egyptian media, and I cannot name five writers who condemn terrorism unequivocally... Is Cairo such a failure that it contains not a single man or woman who says 'no' to terrorism?...

"The terrorist discourse is first and foremost cheap television [programming]… The sizeable increase in the number of Arab satellite channels, and their keen aspiration to fill airtime, are the main reason for the growth of the fundamentalist stream.

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