Arab Spring Sprung
For some unaccountable reason the mainstream press does not see Egypt's democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood President as a menace. Say what you like about Mubarak -- and there's not a lot to like -- at least he wasn't the people's choice. One brief letter to The Times sounds a cautionary note:
Sir, When the Arab Spring was at its height, we were accustomed to see, among the demonstrators in Tahrir Sqare, numbers of women. There were none in your picture today of those celebrating the election as president of the Muslim Brotherhood.
And if there were any women -- unveiled, secular, English-speaking, young, photogenic and whatever-are-we-Islamophobes-worried-about women -- you can bet your burkha The Times, The Guardian and the BBC would have snapped 'em.
Posted on 06/26/2012 9:19 AM by Mary Jackson