No 49

3 December 2001

Arab Columnists On 11September Aftermath

(MEES Translations)

The following is an extract froman interview with the Lebanese Culture Minister, Dr Ghassan Salamah, publishedin Asharq al-Awsat on 16 November, answering a question on whetherhe thought the Arabs were capable of moving away from their natural andinstinctive leaning toward fundamentalism:

Ibelieve that after the recent actions in the US the fundamentalist movementshave reached their limit. The public at...