Hari Kunzru on Thu, 11 Oct 2001 22:07:26 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Muppets at war: Sesame Street's Bert at pro-bin Laden rally

Some context for Bert. I don't know if he's known as Bert in Bangladesh, 
but for a long time muppet-like characters have been used there to teach 
children the basics of Islam. On Brick Lane in London, home to an 
established Bangla community, posters of 'Bert' in prayer cap, pointing to 
a koran have been around for a while. I think there are VHS distributed 
religious kids programs


Hari Kunzru


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