Tuesday, February 22, 2005


The Angry Arab News Service Arab TV Media Guide

As`ad AbuKhalil, outraged at the New York Times Arab Media "Who's Who" written by Hassan Fattah, has begun composing his own Arab Media guide, beginning with television. It is informative and witty and worth reading. My favorite description:
Saudi TV: if you want to know whether a green toothbrush is preferable to a blue toothbrush from the Islamic point of view, and if you are dying to know whether it is permissible from the Islamic point of view to listen to female voices on the radio, this TV is for you. And if you really are eager to know the name of every person who met Crown Prince Abdullah when he arrived to Riyadh airport from Jiddah, this is your TV. Enjoy.

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