Saturday, November 25, 2006

7 Days coverage of interview with London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat generates comment

Not sure why there's so much heat. Perhaps it's in due to the e-comments at 7 Days.

See UAE community blog and the comments there about the 7 Days article. [UPDATE: The comments have been taken down. See the explanation here.]

nzm reminds us a full English translation of the interview is available at "the official website",UAE Interact.

The contention seems to be around whether any foreign workers have migrant status or whether all are temporary. The government has long expressed the latter view, and foreign work visas are designed to be temporary.

4 Comments:

Blogger i, Bobo said...

The comments have been taken down by the blog administrators due to legal concerns.

I managed to grab them all before access was blocked.

Go HERE if you'd like to see them and continue commenting.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous fellow atheist said...

It's funny because 7Days simply copy/pasted from AFP.

I will continue to say what some may find racist -- Today's Muslims are looking for things to be angry about. The target is irrelevant.

There is a lot of anger and very few vents.

4:40 PM  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Latter view do you mean?

And yeah, we got a tip off warning about the blog, hence the current kittens-and-flowers-only policy. And it's the backs of every single person who posts/comments there we're trying to protect, not just our own.

3:10 AM  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

SD,

I did mean "latter." Now corrected.

6:01 AM  

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