'Yes, I am a terrorist'
Aug. 5, 2002: The Arabic-language "national weekly Arab-American newspaper" Al-Watan, published in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, featured two poems – "Yes I am a Terrorist," which extolled the virtues of mass murderers, and "The Ape," which portrayed President George W. Bush as a gorilla.
Al-Watan's stated mission is to provide Arab and Muslim Americans "with the most current, valuable, reliable, and informative news on political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues, which concern the Arab-American community in their relations with the U.S. society at large … through maintaining a positive relationship with the community … coordinating efforts with Arab and Muslim American organizations to promote the achievements of the community as well as empower them through active involvement through political, media, social, and educational sectors."
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Read both poems and see if you think Al-Watan lived up to its mission statement.
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