TEL AVIV – On the heels of a recent WorldNetDaily article reporting Palestinian newspapers have been using racist rhetoric to describe Condoleezza Rice, Syrian television has aired a program in which the secretary of state’s “ugliness” was the topic.
Syrian author Colette Khuri, being interviewed last week on her country’s main state-controlled television network, was asked to comment on recent statements by Rice referring to the “birth pangs” of a new Middle East.
According to a translation provided by he Middle East Media Research Institute, Khuri replied, “If I were asked, as an author, to portray malice, I would sketch an image of Condoleezza Rice. This woman is grim, both in the way she looks and in the way she is inside. I don’t know why she is always malicious from within.”
The interviewer chimed in, “In any case, her external ugliness reflects her internal ugliness.”
Khuri responded, “It’s the other way around, my dear. It is the internal ugliness that is reflected in one’s face. A woman can only be ugly from the inside. Any woman can be beautiful, if she is beautiful from within. It is the internal ugliness of this woman (Rice) that reflects her looks.”
Rice-bashing has been a popular sport in other Middle East state-run media the past few weeks.
As WND reported, several outlets here controlled by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party have been using racist rhetoric in their coverage of Rice, referring to the American representative as the “black woman,” “raven,” “colored dark skinned black lady” and “black spinster.”
Condoleezza Rice depicted in Al Quds as pregnant with a monkey. The image’s caption read, “Rice speaks about birth of new Middle East.”
According to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch, the PA daily Al Hayat Al Jadida detailed anti-American protests held last month in Ramallah, describing Rice as a “raven” who “brings only destruction.”
Al Hayat Al Jadida featured pictures of protesters brandishing anti-Rice placards, some reading, “Murderer Rice go to Hell” and “Get out.” One placard had Rice drinking the blood of dead babies and stating, “I need more blood.”
A cartoon last month in the PA controlled Al Quds newspaper depicted Rice pregnant with a monkey. A caption read, “Rice speaks about birth of new Middle East.”
In a previous article by Al Hayat Al Jadida, Rice is described three times as the “black woman,” and her father, who was an ordained Presbyterian minister, was called the “black clergyman [who filled Rice's head with Bible stories].” The article warned, “Beware of this ‘black spinster,’ we don’t want to say ‘the black widow’ out of respect for her femininity and her intelligence.”
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