Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blogging the U.S. election, Egyptian style

Check this out... an article discussing Arab blog reactions to the U.S. presidential elections.

1 comment:

Yana said...

Very interesting blog, but kind of sad at some points too - some of the negative comments they put up from Americans were painfully ignorant and even racist. There were too many comments similar to this one:

"I've been out and missed a lot of the discussion but let me tell you where I'm coming from. Arabs for the most part are muslim. In my opinion all muslims are potential terrorist due to their upbringing, training, education, and religion. Most of the terrorist tragedies in the world in the last 20 years were perpetuated by insane muslims. They have no respect for anyone except their own beliefs. As long as we're giving they take but then they don't reciprocate. Again, I don't see where their opinion about our elections matters one bit."

With such intelligent, open-minded writers totally going against the conceptions of their ethnicity/religion, I can't believe people would still persist in upholding such stupid stereotypes. Americans make me so sad sometimes...