| Hypocritical Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of over 120 Christians
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Breitbart News : Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets. The mosque attacks were indeed a horrific affair and worthy of universal condemnation. Presidents, prime ministers, royalty, and religious leaders rushed to extend their condolences to victims and their families — as well they should — while decrying the hate that purportedly motivated the shootings.
Without exception, the mainstream media gave top billing to the shootings, with newspapers carrying the story on their front pages and television news channels leading off their broadcasts with the story. The bizarre aspect of the coverage was not, in fact, the attention
paid to a heinous crime committed in New Zealand, but the absolute
silence surrounding the simultaneous massacre of scores of Christians by
Muslim militants in Africa.
As Breitbart News alone reported
among major news outlets, Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of
over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria,
employing machetes and gunfire to slaughter men, women, and children,
burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror.
The New York Times did not place this story on the front
page; in fact, they did not cover it at all. Apparently, when assessing
“all the news that’s fit to print,” the massacre of African Christians
did not measure up. The same can be said for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the LA Times, and every other major paper in the United States.
The news shows from the three major television channels did not mention the story, and nor did CNN or MSNBC. There are several possible explanations for this remarkable silence, and none of them is good. Since, in point of fact, Muslim radicals kill Christians around the
world with alarming frequency, it is probable that one more slaughter
did not seem particularly newsworthy to the decision-makers at major
news outlets. Muslims being killed, on the other hand, may strike many as newsworthy precisely because it is so rare.
Moreover, the slaughter of black Christians in Africa may not
enkindle rage among westerners the way that the murder of white and
brown Muslims in New Zealand would. Finally, the story simply does not play to the political agenda that
many mainstream media would like to advance. How much mileage can be
gained from Muslims murdering Christians, when Christians in America are
often seen as an obstacle to the “progress” desired by liberals? The
left sees Christians in the United States as part of the problem and
seeks to undermine their credibility and influence at every turn rather
than emboldening them.
Anti-Christian bias has been rightly called “the last acceptable prejudice,” one that few bother condemning. “No one much cares about offending Christians,” wrote the coalition of African-American pastors in an essay
last Tuesday. “In fact, mocking, belittling, and blaspheming
Christianity is becoming a bit of a trend in our culture. Anti-Christian
bigotry truly is the last acceptable prejudice.”
Read it all here................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:01 AM