ElBaradei Reads Blogs

While discussing his previous life in NYC, the IAEA DG “disclosed”:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/17/world/middleeast/elbaradei-sep.html?ref=middleeast&pagewanted=all to the _NYT_ that he reads blogs:

Q: New York is home for me: I spent 15 years in New York. New York is still home. I have lots of friends, memories. I love New York not because what it represents, an effort to look at the big picture, integrate and learn how all of us need to work together, succeed together. It’s a merit system. It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from. And you are rewarded on your merit and tolerate each other. That’s to me, still an elusive goal we haven’t reached. *You see sometimes the comments on the blogs saying, “His name is Mohamed and that says it all”.* That makes you feel that there is still a lot of work to do.

Q: Meaning?

A: Meaning that I’m inherently biased, because of my background, my identity, religious origin… It just shows how much we still have stereotyping. How much we cannot come to understand that we can rise above all these petty allegiances and identify, simply with each other as human beings.

If this one is in his bookmarks, I’d like to know.

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