Tuesday, January 16, 2007

What Arab Intellectuals See

Sometimes I wonder what Arab intellectuals are thinking. Are they reading the news? Which news are they reading? IraqSlogger reports that four Al Sabah Newspaper employees have been murdered in as many days. Meanwhile the Arab media cannot stop talking about the 'martyr' Saddam Hussein.

Four Al Sabah Newspaper Staffers Murdered In As Many Days
Posted 10 hr. 27 min. ago

'Government funded al-Sabah newspaper guard killed in Baghdad

By Adel Fakher Baghdad, Jan 16, (VOI) – An Iraqi guard working for the government funded al-Sabah newspaper was found dead over the top roof of its building in north of Baghdad, a source at the Iraqi media network said on Tuesday. “A guard was found dead after a night duty over the newspaper building roof in al-Waziriyah neighborhood, north of Baghdad,” the source, asked not to be named, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI). The source added “the cause of the killing was not clear but he might be killed with a sniper’s bullet.” “The investigations are under way to discover the cause of the death,” the source added. On Sunday, a worker in Al-Sabah newspaper and a driver who were kidnapped on Saturday were found dead with their heads cut off in northwestern Baghdad. The two were kidnapped in al-Sulaigh district after leaving the paper on Saturday evening. They were stopped at a fake checkpoint and taken to an unknown destination. The bodies of kidnapped workers were found on Sunday morning dumped near al-Numan hospital in Baghdad’s northwestern district of al-Aazamiya. Meanwhile, the source said Al-Sabah correspondent in the western Anbar province was killed on Saturday in an explosion. Al-Sabah is an official newspaper that was established two months after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.'

What Arab intellectuals see:

"The New Iraq" from the Lebanese daily An Nahar

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