An Interview With Al-Jazeera Editor-in-Chief Ahmed Sheikh

Pierre Heumann of the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche spoke with Al-Jazeera Editor-in-Chief Ahmed Sheikh in Doha. This revealing interview appears here in English for the first time. -o- Mr. Sheikh, as the Editor in Chief of Al-Jazeera, you are one of the most important opinion-makers in the Arab world. What do you call suicide bombers? For what is happening in Palestine, we never use the expression “suicide bombing.” What do you call it then? In English, I would describe it as “bombings.” And in Arabic? Literally translated, we would speak of “commando attacks.” In our culture, it is precisely not […]

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