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    • Suhayl Saadi
    • 21.02.10 | 11:39 (IST)

    You know, a certain proportion of what comes out on the threads on this site seems emblematic of an arrogant racism, largely directed at Arab people specifically, and Muslim people in general. The tone of a number of the comments creates a rather colonial ambience. It's almost like a mirror-image of the sort of discourse one gets on certain other blogs in which some numinous entity defined as 'The Jews' gets the blame for everything that's wrong with the world. Rationality - and an understanding of history - seem to have gone of the window. I suppose it's easier to have an 'enemy Other' than to engage with real people.

    from the article: French FM: Dubai killing proves need for a Palestinian state
    First published 03:46 20.02.10 | Last updated 16:26 20.02.10
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