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The Day the World Didn't Change

The Western media has never been able to represent the politics of the Other without resorting to the usual orientalist and overtly racist images and texts. Since 11 September, or in mediaspeak The Day The World Changed, those images have taken on renewed fervour and meaning that posits Arabs, Islam and all other peoples of middle eastern appearance' as The Enemy Within and Without. How is it possible to speak back to this predatory politics that encourages the firebombing of mosques in downtown multicultural Australia?