Friday July 10, 2020

Scraping the oil barrel

Last week, you would have seen two very different images of the Muslim world.

11th February, 2006

Last week, you would have seen two very different images of the Muslim world. The first is the glossy ad for penthouses in the Gulf. You know the one: it features a huge palm tree development stretching out into the sea.

It looks impressive and, if the marketing is to be believed, all classes of celebrities have already signed up. The overall impression is one of prosperity, good times, jet-skis, lobster thermidor and security.

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