TITLE

Islam

PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article highlights the views of several journalists and scholars on the Western media's coverage of Islam in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and the resulting war on terrorism. Griff Witte, "The Washington Post" bureau chief in Islamabad and Kabul, says that in a place like Afghanistan, they are accustomed to seeing violence through the lens of militant Islam. Islamic scholar and author Fawaz A. Gerges challenges the journalists to disentangle myth from reality about the political Islam movement. Beirut, Lebanon-based journalist Rami G. Khouri asks Western journalists how to make the lives and aspirations of Arab men and women who will not succumb to criminality or terror relevant to Western audiences.
ACCESSION #
25888226

 

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