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Why Superman Lives in America

April 23, 2006 // Al-Yaum - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

The first foreign culture that I encountered, outside of classes on the Holy Koran, was through comic books. Even today, I continue to frequent movies inspired by comic books. These movies return me to my childhood. With their innocence, children are capable of experiencing the power of fiction. In this way children [Read more]

A Fourth Gulf War Would Burn Everyone

March 25, 2006 // Al-Jizirah - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

It seems that the United States is not content to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan, but that it also wants to meddle in the Sudan. American intentions toward Sudan have been clear since the crisis began in Western Sudan's Darfur Province. At the start of the crisis, Washington made many statements wherein it described the [Read more]

'A Fourth Gulf War Would Burn Everyone'

March 24, 2006 // Al-Jazirah - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

It's not only the Persian Gulf States that be severely damaged in the event of a fourth War in the region. Today, as America and Israel accuse Iran's military of pursuing a program to manufacture nuclear weapons, the threat of such a war is increasing. Beyond the Persian Gulf states, if America or Israel carries out [Read more]

How America's Conflict With Iran Will Begin …

January 24, 2006 // Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

Is there a U.S. strategy for the ring of fire of Iraq, Iran, the Gulf and beyond? This question is being debated at America's highest levels, but the facts of these debates differ from those in [Arabic] media broadcasts. Even inside Congress itself - with its Democratic majority - the interests of the people are not [Read more]

Americans in No Position to Preach to Arab Journalists

December 25, 2005 // Arab View - Saudi Arabia - English

"So, where is your media outrage? Instead, you show Western hostage beheadings, allow Muslim fanatics to preach on TV and radio, and publish hate speeches against Christians and Jews. Where is the shame? Where are your principles? You should be campaigning for peace, tolerance and human rights and against intolerance, [Read more]

Saddam's Claims of U.S. Torture 'Bear Consideration'

December 23, 2005 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia - English

There can be little doubt that Washington hoped Saddam Hussein would be killed during their Iraq invasion. During the massive preliminary aerial bombardment, a Stealth bomber deliberately targeted a restaurant where it was believed the Iraqi dictator was eating. However when Saddam was pulled from an underground bolt [Read more]

Condoleeza's Double-Speak in Europe

December 14, 2005 // Arab View - Saudi Arabia - English

We still recall the improbable image of President Bill Clinton on television wagging his finger at the American people and saying with a straight face: "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky." Clearly the man thought that his salacious activities in the Oval Office with the 20-year-old intern did not [Read more]

The 'Painfully Clueless Karen Hughes'

October 5, 2005 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia - English

If all the world’s a stage, then what’s playing on it is America as morality play. And the painfully clueless Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes, who visited the Middle East last week to promote what is now called “public diplomacy” - the use of culture to foster goodwill toward the U.S. - is the new drama [Read more]

Building Bridges with Americans and Jews

October 2, 2005 // Arab View - Saudi Arabia - English

American visitors to Saudi Arabia come with their baggage of perceptions and on day one get their first cultural shock - especially those who come for the first time. Thanks to the media and the educational system, our image as backward, savage fundamentalists persists. Misperceptions lead to perception, and if they [Read more]
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