The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Plenty of Practice

Have a look at this picture and notice the composition:

Turkish women chant Islamic slogans whilst holding up blood covered dolls during an anti-Israeli protest in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, [surprise mystery date]. Hundreds of pro-Islamic demonstrators gathered in Istanbul's Beyazit square following the annual Friday prayers to protest recent Israeli military operations against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)

Holding up blood-covered dolls? This is obviously a picture from this week's massive anti-Israeli (Oops! I mean pro-Palestinian) protests, right?

Click here to find out when the picture was actually taken. While you're sitting there in amazement, ask yourself this:—Do these Islamic "activists" always have piles and piles of bloody dolls laying around their house, ready to whip out for the nearest Israel-hating event?

Of course, our wire photographers (and the agency editors that enable them) treat each protest as a totally isolated event, as equally as valid an expression as anything else that happens to be going on in the world. But, given the fact that these recurring photo-ops happen pretty much constantly, are we really being presented with a true picture of how the Islamic world views this issue?

It seems to me to be more likely that our lazy press is merely baiting us with the same old scripted protests, time and time again.

With the West's chronic short attention span, can we really blame them?



#1 Anonymous 13-Jan-2009

Islamic Rage Girl?

or did I just break rules image tagging that?
#2 Cletus 13-Jan-2009
I didn't read far enough before I posted that (the image tags having disappeared, apparently) as I now see she's Mexi not Muzzie
#3 Brian C. Ledbetter 13-Jan-2009
Looks like Daylife doesn't allow hotlinking of images. Strangely enough, I can kinda understand that. ;)

She'd definitely be a Rage Girl in my book, but my spidey senses are telling me that she's probably more of the "crazy" persuasion than she is Muslim... But I'm all for coming up with a good name for her! "Crazy Bag Lady" just doesn't seem to do her antics justice at [i]all[/i].

#4 Brian C. Ledbetter 13-Jan-2009
Ahem, I really did mean to put a link in that there comment. Really.

#5 captainfish 14-Jan-2009
Hmmm, I thought she was selling baquets.

Got me hungry for garlic bread with a side of spaghetti.
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