David Coveney

Are Muslims the New Jews?

How the Middle East might see us if they were as selective as we are

A lot of the Middle East is progressive, modern and sophisticated. You have freedoms and rights, life is good and so on. Yet some selective reporting does a fair bit of damage to the image we have of them. If you saw such selective views of the West, we wouldn’t look good either.I was a little uncomfortable with some entries on b3ta, so wanted something to try and show balance. Not to say I’m the only one who feels that way, of course….

The thumbnail below links to a higher quality file for those who want something sweeter:


Ataturk v. Nixon, Dubai v. Hull, Hijab v. Prostitute, Lebanese Youth v. British Youth, Turkish Magazine v. US Gun Magazines


Posted: 28 October, 2007 at 6:42 PM

Hilary says:

I really liked this on b3ta and followed the links to yr blog. I’ve got family links to the Middle East and it’s good to see someone give a balanced view. Thanks Dave – you are loved :)


Posted: 16 November, 2007 at 2:34 PM

Dave says:

Thanks Hilary – I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to respond. Also some unanswered e-mails.

Was nice to get on the frontpage at last!


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