Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Religion angle in story, but not really

When a story has a headline like 'Mother of all believers' jailed in Iraq, you might expect that there would be a significant religion angle to the story.

Reading piece, it is about an Iraqi woman who recruits female suicide bombers. The nickname comes from an Iraqi military official. Some explanation of why this term would used would add a lot to the story, particularly as it seems, to Western ears, to conflate devotion and terrorism, which is a surprising word choice for a local official.

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