The making of the Arab menace

“Anti-Arabism and Islamophobia are so much a part of the political and cultural discourse on Arabs and Muslims in American society today that most do not even recognize it as racism. The fear mongering of the Bush administration and the right wing media pundits who make a living from demonizing Arabs and Muslims have inundated people with images of the violent Arabs bent on death and destruction. For media outlets like Fox Television, it is a way to sell their sensationalist news programs and for the current administration, a way to sell its wars.”

Excellent article by Rayan El-Amine from Left Turn, 28 April 2005

Has the additional merit of really pissing off Robert Spencer. See Dhimmi Watch, 3 May 2005