Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Agent Provocateur - New York Times: "'Listen,' said my father. 'The most important thing here is not to confuse a group within an entity for the entity itself. Europeans, Muslims, European Muslims — most people just want to live in peace. For us to start believing Europe is represented by its right-wing fanatics would be as wrong as for them to believe Islam is represented by our right-wing fanatics.'

But until someone finds a way to turn 'Muslims don't riot' and 'Europeans don't conspire' into news stories, there doesn't seem any easy way to avoid precisely such confusion."