Letters to the Media: Extracts from CAABU Letters on various Arab issues

(CAABU is the Council for Arab-British Understanding)

The Editor
Sunday Telegraph
1 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5DT
Fax No: 020 7513 2504
stletters@telegraph.co.uk Wednesday,
05 January 2005

Sir, 

In your coverage of the Palestinian elections (2 January 2005), Mahmoud
Abbas, the leading candidate is deemed in a photo caption to be "surrounded
by militant supporters". Is every Palestinian a militant from birth? Given
the media's lazy fondness for this epithet for Arabs, especially Iraqis and
Palestinians, one wonders what it means any more. It makes a change from
"terrorist at least. 

Chris Doyle
Director


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