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Skepticism for a change

What’s interesting (and somewhat encouraging) about this clip from an interview on Al-Arabiya with Saudi “women’s rights advocate” Suheila Hammad (transcript here) isn’t that she repeats the tired allegations that “Zionists” were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. It’s that the interviewer for the Saudi-owned station expresses genuine skepticism and makes her look even more ridiculous than she makes herself.

I hope this sort of thing catches on in the Arab media– neither encouraging nor censoring popular myths, but confronting them head-on with demands for evidence and countering them with facts.

Update: Sorry, I had the wrong link for the video clip. I’ve fixed it.

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