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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Context Is All

A wonderful poem from 1988, by a Burmese comedian currently then imprisoned by the authorities and now locked up again.

However, as I read it, I can't help thinking that if Zargana had been, say, an Iraqi Muslim instead of a Burmese Buddhist, the Guardian would have been inundated with protests that it was glorifying suicide bombing.

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