Scoring Points for America

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    An Egyptian Makes the Case for America
    By Mona Charen, Real Clear Politics
    November 23, 2007

    When you begin reading the output of MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute (memri.org), you are at first blown back by the intensity of the hatred, deliberate lies and fantasy that characterize so much of the journalism from the Arab and Middle Eastern press. MEMRI dutifully translates it without comment. Here you can read transcripts of interviews with leading Arab commentators who explain that the United States is engaged in a war of extermination against Muslims, that Israel calls all of the shots in Washington, D.C., and that 9/11 was a hoax.

    But there are other voices, too. There are figures within the Muslim world who make the case for democracy, liberalism (small l) and historical accuracy better than we do. Actually, that isn't terribly hard. We are so internally riven, so crippled by political correctness and so guilty about our success that we do not make the case for ourselves very well at all. Besides, those unfamiliar with the level of fantasy and invention in the Arab press are ill equipped to fight the battle where it needs to be engaged.

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    I have checked the MEMRI website in the past. There were some absolutely bizarre lies that the website showed as being reported as fact. For example, the Tehran Times story reporting that the US was using poison gas against Afghani children. Turkey, in particular, has a stunningly lie-filled anti American press.
     
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    The Turks are horrible cunts.
     

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