Thursday, August 7, 2014

Life and death in the Muslim world

The ongoing killing of Christians and other non-Muslims such as the Yazidis, and even Muslims of the "wrong" sect, has escalated in recent months throughout the Muslim world with only limited mainstream media attention. Would media attention make a difference? Would it result in action that would reduce the killing? What sort of action would be appropriate and skillful? By whom? I do not know.

Here are the excerpts from a recent review article that was sent to me:

"One of the most ancient Christian communities in the world, that of Iraq—which already had been decimated over the last decade, by Islamic forces unleashed after the ousting of Saddam Hussein—has now been wiped out entirely by the new "caliphate," the so-called Islamic State, formerly known by the acronym "ISIS."

"Despite all these atrocities, exoduses, and even genocides, the mainstream media seems to spend every available moment airing images of displaced Palestinians and demonizing Israel for trying to defend itself. Yet Israel does not kill Palestinians because of their religion or any other personal aspects. It does so in the context of being rocketed and trying to defend itself from terrorism.
On the other hand, all the crimes being committed by Muslims against Christians are simply motivated by religious hate, because the Christians are Christian.
It is to the mainstream media's great shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify, and displace people for no other reason than because they are Christian, rarely if ever get media coverage, while a nation such as Israel, which kills only in the context of self-defense, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized."

update 8/07/14 - here are new recent reports and attention - let us see what results: