Tuesday, March 07, 2006

NPR Stares Into The Abyss Of Jihad, Blinks

This past Sunday National Public Radio's Weekend Edition aired a segment on the upsurge in Saudi students enrolling in American universities. It was presented as A Good Thing, and a corrective for America's overreaction to 9/11.

BANSE: It's a huge turnaround. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the news that many of the hijackers were Saudi, nearly all the Saudi students studying in the United States went home, for fear of being caught in the anti-Arab backlash.

What anti-Arab backlash?

This segment was probably in the can days before broadcast, but one can't help but juxtapose it with a spot of bad press for Muslim university students that broke about the same time.

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