Arab Media Review: Anti-Semitism and Other Trends|
February - March 2004
Posted: May 11, 2004
Al-Watan, March 24, 2004
While stepping on the Arabs, the "Zionist companies" are given drink from "Iraq oil."
Al-Watan, March 4, 2004
The Republican and the Democratic parties are running to "the White House".
Al-Watan, March 3, 2004
In Arabic: "Civil war." The term used here, fitna, is very meaningful in Arabic: it refers to the domestic conflicts that occurred within the Muslim community in the beginning of Islam and has a very negative and dangerous connotation.
Al-Watan, February 3, 2004
The cartoon's headline: "The Feast of Immolation"* On the right, in Arabic: "The Islamic world's attitude?"
*Eid al-Adha, The Feast of Immolation, also called The Festival of Sacrifice, is a three-day festival and the concluding act of pilgrimage. It commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, in obedience to God. After the morning of communal prayer, Muslims slaughter an animal to commemorate the angel Gabriel's substitution of a lamb as Abraham's sacrificial obligation. The meat is shared with family members, neighbors and the poor and needy. This major holiday is one of the two main Islamic festivals and is observed whether or not one is on pilgrimage.