Ugh… I’ve spent the better part of the last few days being utterly exhausted by this whole cartoon controversy.
I was pissed at the beginning. I was offended by the cartoons, by their use of stereotypes and the political insinuations being made. So I wrote about it.
This weekend, when I lay in bed feeling torn in two by these two opposing parts of my self, was the low point. I feel betrayed by the West sometimes, even though I am a Westerner. But the media here continues to talk about Muslims as if we’re not in the room. Just today, I saw a few minutes of an interview on TV, on the CBC, between a white anchorwoman and a Dutch scholar from the University of Amsterdam. “Why are the Muslims reacting like this?” “The Muslims should do this… The Muslims feel that… The Muslims… The Muslims…” Read more