…and vice versa. (!)
Why aren’t we seeing this trumpeted in the MSM? Inquiring minds want to know.
Only in Egypt: Muslims defending churches, Christians protecting mosques!
||By Ali Al Sharnoby (Bio and Archives) Monday, August 19, 2013
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I generally do not approve of simplistic thinking. Of course, some things are black and white, e.g. good versus evil, but the question is in the nuance: What IS Good and what IS Evil?
Ay, there’s the rub.
I personally believe that not all Muslims are evil, or hold to Islamofascist views, any more than all Christians believe in stoning adulterers, gays and witches. Muslims are not all Osama and Christians are not all The Church Lady. How’s THAT for simplistic?
But, you’d never seen that in our media. In a weird twist, Islamofascists (the Fort Hood mass murderer, for example) is portrayed as workplace violence, and Christians are portrayed as violent, small-minded, bigoted, all hateful of those not members of their specific brand of religion. Religion pretty much takes it on the chin, except Islam. That’s off the table.
I think the one example I’ve seen on mainstream commercial television NOT doing this is Blue Bloods (not a news or opinion show), which shows an Irish Catholic family celebrating regular Sunday dinners after church. No making fun of Catholics or other Christians, and even bringing in other religious cultures. The family business happens to be policing. And Tom Selleck is always good.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t question or even occasionally lampoon. But let’s be even-handed and factual in so doing.
And news should be just that – facts regarding that which is new.