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RE: <nettime> cartoons? come on.
Ayhan Aytes on Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:54:10 +0100 (CET)


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RE: <nettime> cartoons? come on.


I don't know the Algiers but I know that Napoleon, during his Egypt
campaign, disseminated among Arabs a rumor about him being a secret
convert to Islam, just to make things a little easier for his army. But
meanwhile at home for French audience Josephine was commissioning
orientalist paintings that depicts Arabs in inhumane conditions
benefiting from Napoleon's divine "benevolence". I think the colonizers
of today are pretty much stuck with one global audience that they can
not play the same propaganda tricks and the cartoon crisis is a good
example of that. But the most curious thing is the fact that besides all
these free flow of news, the audience "at home" is still ready to affirm
the paintings/cartoons of Josephine with the same kind of zeal:
http://www.wga.hu/art/g/gros/3jaffa.jpg

Ayhan Aytes

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What matters most is inhowfar there is one common will expressed in the
Muslim world. Massacres in Nigeria, Riots in Lybia, is this all the
same? Is this the other side of the "war on terror"?
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