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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

War on Ramadan, Anyone?

From Middle East Online, via the Counterterrorism Blog:
He said that during last month's street protests in France, the US television network Fox -- owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in which Al-Walid himself has shares -- ran a banner saying: "Muslim riots."

"I picked up the phone and called Murdoch... (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty," he said.

"Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots."
That's Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the fourth-largest voting shareholder in News Corp., and the guy who got a post-9/11 donation of $10 million thrown back in his face by Giuliani after suggesting that the attacks were caused by U.S. mideast policy.