The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Very Bad Things

Palestinians and their useful idiots on the Left throw around the word "genocide" when describing Israel's defensive actions to stop continual rocket attacks against its civilian population centers. This disgraces the memory of the millions who died in Armenia at the hands of the Muslim Turks, the Jews who were exterminated in the millions by Nazis in Europe during World War II, the millions who were slaughtered by communists in Cambodia just 40 years ago, and the millions who died in Rwanda and other African countries in past decades. No matter ... facts and logic are irrelevant when the Left (not to mention the "palestinians") gets involved.

Interestingly, the main stream media was obsessed with Israel's actions (at least until Ferguson, MO came along) but has been remarkably silent when it comes the attempts by Islamists to eradicate entire Christian communities throughout the Middle East and Africa. Ron Lauder comments:
WHY is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. The United Nations has held inquiries and focuses its anger on Israel for defending itself against that same terrorist organization. But the barbarous slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Christians is met with relative indifference.

The Middle East and parts of central Africa are losing entire Christian communities that have lived in peace for centuries. The terrorist group Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed hundreds of Christians this year — ravaging the predominantly Christian town of Gwoza, in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, two weeks ago. Half a million Christian Arabs have been driven out of Syria during the three-plus years of civil war there. Christians have been persecuted and killed in countries from Lebanon to Sudan.

Historians may look back at this period and wonder if people had lost their bearings. Few reporters have traveled to Iraq to bear witness to the Nazi-like wave of terror that is rolling across that country. The United Nations has been mostly mum. World leaders seem to be consumed with other matters in this strange summer of 2014.
There is a very strange reticence by the main stream media to connect Islam to bad things—very bad things. ISIL—a vicious nazi-like Islamist army—if often referred to as "militants." No adjectives are provided, no further connection to a Muslim caliphate, sharia law or any other meaningful context is provided. Why is that?

I think most people would characterize the wholesale slaughter of entire Christian communities, the destruction of Churches, the forced religious conversion of additional thousands as "very bad things." Why doesn't the media report this with the same degree of focus that they applied to the Israeli-palestinian conflict? Why doesn't our president express outrage and name the perpetrators—using appropriate adjectives to describe the people who are doing this. Why doesn't the UN pass a resolution condemning these actions? Why do so few (yes, I know the grand mufti in Saudi Arabia made a statement condemning "terrorism") Muslim leaders express their outrage over these acts. Questions and still more questions. You have to wonder, don't you?