An Arab tells what is wrong about the Arabs!
Memri TV is down, so I've uploaded it.
Algerian author Anwar Malek on Al-Jazeera TV, Quatar, on March 3, 2009.
Edited to add:
I cross-posted this at IBA. Somewhat naturally, Wafa Sultan was mentioned. For me, the old anti-feminist diehard, it's not amazing that Wafa Sultan made (justifiedly so) headlines and this man remained (unjustifiedly) largely unrecognized.
Another thing Pastorius brought up:
The distinct difference between this guy and Wafa is that Wafa defended the Jews. This guy buys into the Palestinians as oppressed narrative. That will probably spare him the death threats.And...
...it would be unreasonable for him to buy into the Palestinian story given his otherwise reasonable take on the Arab world.I wonder what will follow. There is remarkable little about Anwar Malek in the Internet and even less in the blogosphere.
He recognizes the inherent problems, so why would he not recognize that in the Palestinian territories they don't even keep their streets nice, they don't plant trees, they don't keep businesses going, etc. (Particularly in Gaza, from what I understand.) So, why would he observe that and think, well, in that case it's not the Arab's fault but the Jews fault.