Qanta Ahmed on Palestinian Media Watch
May 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm
Just over one week ago, I had the opportunity to share dinner with Qanta Ahmed and Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch (an organization that translates and distributes television and print Palestinian media and school text books.) At the dinner, Itamar shared his recent findings about the hate-filled media organization responsible for indoctrinating innocent Palestinian children towards violence.
Qanta, a female Muslim doctor and author of the book In the Land of Invisible Women, shares her thoughts on meeting Itamar for the first time and his work in her latest article posted on the Huffington Post here, and copied in part below. One reader responded to Qanta's article with a disturbing post to which you may read my reply by scrolling to the end of the article.
It was unusually blustery as I hurried to dinner. I pulled my silk coat closer to my throat, unaware I would soon be as unsettled as the weather. Itamar Marcus was in town, and instructions were that we had to eat "Kosher Kosher."...Something about Itamar was immediately winsome, warm. I liked him at once. Without knowing why, I promptly recognized there was an air of urgency to the evening. Rather like taking a history from a complicated patient, I began peppering him with questions, worried I wouldn't have time to learn everything I needed...Over a decade and a half ago, while working as an advisor for an Israeli ministry, he stumbled upon Arabic medium broadcasts emerging from the Palestinian Authority. In his accidental discovery, he had fallen into an extraordinary abyss, leading headlong into the wellspring of an unparalleled Pop Culture of Death. As he talked, we each fell under his spell, transfixed for long silences as we followed his journey...
Read more of Qanta's article here.
Palestinian Media Watch can be accessed by clicking here.