Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, April 26, 2004

Jane Hutcheon also deserted her sisters and gave into the Mullahs by donning the headscarf. Bold western women only when they’re bagging the west, meek and obedient women when dealing with the middle east.

Reader IO is here commenting on an earlier post on Jane Hutcheon's report from Gaza.

Let's be fair to the woman, she might have been practising self-preservation, the inalienable right of all of us.

If that was the case she could have told us. Just like Mark Willacy in Baghdad before the war should have told us that he and his camera were being shadowed by Saddam's goons while filming those vox pops.