Fu­elling the anger

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

The main-stream me­dia through­out the Western (once-Christian) world are unan­i­mously ex­press­ing out­rage at the mas­sacre of 50 Mus­lims in Christchur­ch. And it is an out­rage for Mus­lims to be targeted for slaugh­ter by an an­gry nonMus­lim in the once-Christian coun­try of New Zealand.

But will those me­dia ex­am­ine how much they might have con­trib­uted to that anger ? How much out­rage have they ex­pressed at the long­stand­ing and on­go­ing slaugh­ter of Chris­tians by Mus­lims in Mus­lim coun­tries and else­where?

Do they not think that the an­gry per­pe­tra­tor of the Christchur­ch slaugh­ter might have had his anger fu­elled and fanned by the ‘Chris­tianopho­bia’ and Is­lam­ophilia which char­ac­terises their pub­li­ca­tions and broad­casts ?

On the 11th of this month, 46 Chris­tians were mas­sa­cred by Mus­lims in An­guwan Gamu, Nige­ria. On Fe­bru­ary 26, an­other 32 Chris­tians were mas­sa­cred by Mus­lims in Maro, Nige­ria.

On Jan­uary 27, 27 Catholics were slaugh­tered in a church in Jolo, Philip­pines. A fur­ther 111 were in­jured. One could go on ad in­fini­tum.

Let them take a look at them­selves, the main­stream news and cur­rent af­fairs me­dia, and let them not avert their gaze from the blood on their hands.

LEO LEITCH Ben­ney­dale

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