April 01, 2003

ROBERT FISK, privy to the

ROBERT FISK, privy to the innermost thoughts of all Arabs, eulogises suicide bomber Ali Jaffar Moussa Hamadi al-Nomani:

President Saddam awarded him the Military Medal (1st Class) and the "Mother of All Battles" medal. The dead man left five children, a widow and a place in the 2,000-year history of Iraqi resistance to invasions. A US spokesman said that the attack "looks and feels like terrorism", although, since Nomani was attacking an occupation army and his target was a military one, no Arab would ever believe this.

Some might label Fisk's generalisation a form of racism.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 1, 2003 12:34 AM