Saturday, December 03, 2005

Letter published in The Guardian Review

In response to Oliver Miles' review of Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilisation. It's a shame they edited the letter's original title: Pedants Unite!

Role of Fatima

In addition to being the cousin of the prophet, as Ahdaf Soueif rightly points out in her response to Oliver Miles's review of Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilisation ("The big picture", November 19), Imam Ali was also the prophet's son-in-law by virtue of marrying his only daughter, Fatima. Miles is quite correct: "mistakes undermine the reader's confidence".Link


Anonymous said...

Very smooth!

Leo_Africanus said...

I should ask Bob Fisk for a cut of the profits.

Anonymous said...

Good stuff. I remember reading the review, must read Ahdaf's take on it when I have a bit more time. It's made me a bit paranoid though, and I now find myself spellchecking this comment before I click submit! ;-)

pinocchio said...

Beautifully done. I'm sure they're monitoring all this from Al-Sahn Al-Haidary. You should ask them for a cut of the Khoms.

..and where's your link to Bollogs?

Leo_Africanus said...

Al-sahn says I can't condone your long-nosed shenanigans, otherwise they'll cut my khums ;-)