Here’s a picture from the front page of the online Guardian:
It bothers me that this kind of image makes a connection between people of Muslim heritage and terrorism.
It may be a literal truth that a policeman was standing outside a kebab shop; it may be a literal truth that people connected to terrorism were arrested in a kebab shop, but I would like to bet that it is not a literal truth that all people connected with kebab shops are connected with terrorism.
If this were the case, Tory Blair would be living in a kebab shop — in fact, 10 Downing Street would be a giant kebab shop, with greater benefit to mankind.
In the photo, the word ‘hamburger’, the Western part of the combination is cut off, separated, excised; accentuating difference.
Or am I just over reacting, do you think? I dunno. Maybe kebabs are inherently evil. Maybe kebabs are the mysterious evil ideiology that Mr. Blair is always banging on about. My bottom might agree with that.
July 28, 2005