Forked tongues


Giving new meaning to speaking with a forked tongue, the Arab reaction to Wednesday's horrific terrorist bus bombing is different, depending ont he language.  In English, and probably French, German, Spanish and others, oh how the Arabs condemned the bombing because it ruined their image.  Ah, but in Arabic, a language that most Western journalists haven't quite mastered, the Arab street gets quite a different story.  Martyrdom and praise are heaped on the terrorists and "the Arab street" joyfully responds. 

Posted by Ethel C. Fenig    9 3 04