Activism / Islam / Politics

Nick Cohen on what we think about Arabs/Muslims


Nick Cohen in Sunday’s Observer:

“The type of person who regards any western intervention as always wrong and every dictator as the ‘demonised’ victim of ‘orientalist’ prejudice will be pleased by that result. But I wouldn’t cheer too loudly if I were in their shoes. What the majority of the public believe cannot be translated into any kind of leftwing sentiment. They think, I guess, that Arabs and Muslims are all the same. They all want to kill each other. They are all barbarians. ‘Why should we try to save them? They will only turn on us if we do’.”

I am a Muslim not a Commodity

I am a Muslim not a Commodity (Photo credit: Edge of Space)

That may be what Nick Cohen thinks most people think about Arabs/Muslims. But if this is true may it not be because the media’s big lie technique has been working overtime to achieve this.

But it’s also unlikely to be representative of communities (like Manningham, in Bradford, where I live) wherde people of different faiths and ethnicities have been living together peacefully for years.

And what does Nick Cohen and the rest of the Observer-type chatterati know about “what the majority of the public believe”?

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