May 19, 2005
Palestinians Use Bible As Toilet Paper While "News-Weak" And Other MSM SnoozeTopics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
Since Jawa Report posted yesterday on an item I've previous covered, I feel like the issue is worth revisiting. On a rumor about U.S. troops and so-called "prisoner abuse"(see below) involving the koran (Islamist's
comic holy book) that can affect our nation and especially the lives of our troops and others world wide, and setting back U.S.-Middle East relations for years, Newsweek and the MSM is all over it. Yet, Muslims' desecration of the Bible and their double standard get butkis for attention. I'm not suggesting that Christians should have rioted over the issue; a book, holy or otherwise, isn't worth the destruction of life and property. The issues here are the Islamist's actions and the MSM's inaction.
Tell me there isn't left wing liberal, anti-military, and anti-administration bias in the media, and I'll roll my eyes, shake my head, and think gee what a poor stupid jerk. Frankly, enough is enough. No wonder the MSM is loosing readership and credibility with most of us in America that can still think for themselves and don't need the news filtered, slanted, and spoon-fed only that which they consider either politically correct or in support of the liberal agenda(disclosure of my own bias - I'm a Roman Catholic and the godfather of my daughter is a Jew). The Islamist's(not that of moderate Muslims) reaction to the "News-Weak" article is quite another story.
(...) While Muslims have responded with deadly outrage to the now-retracted report by Newsweek of alleged Quran desecration by U.S. interrogators, there was little outcry three years ago when Islamic terrorists holed up in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reportedly used the Bible as toilet paper.
(...) Catholic priests in the church marking the spot where Jesus was believed to have been born said that during the five-week siege, Palestinians tore up some Bibles for toilet paper and removed many valuable sacramental objects, according to a May 15, 2002, report by the Washington Times.
(...) Newsweek is under fire for a report in its May 9 edition that sparked protests and rioting across the Muslim world resulting in 17 dead, scores injured, relief buildings burned down and a setback to years of coalition-building against terrorists.
(...) uring the 2002 church siege, the muted complaints of Christians under the Muslim-dominated Palestinian Authority gained little traction.
(...) Palestinian gunmen, members of Yasser Arafat's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, seized church stockpiles of food and "ate like greedy monsters" until the food ran out, while more than 150 civilians went hungry
Where in the hell was the MSM and especially, "News-Weak" while this was happening?
On the matter of prisoner abuse, from a previous post:
I ask you, what acts are more barbaric, horrifying, appalling, brutal, wicked, abominable, and cruel(all refer to the quality or state of being atrocious), the kind of acts attributed to Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, or raping women, sawing off heads, and shooting people in the back of the head with their hands tied behind them(all acts committed by Islamic terrorists and insurgents)? Which set of mindless acts indeed rise to the zenith of abuse? Given the choice of having my head sawed off or stripped naked by women, blood smeared on me, pictures taken of me naked and on a leash held by a sick guard(worse things happen in college and even high school hazing rituals every year) I think that I would choose any of the these except having my head sawed off. Which would you choose?
Hat tip - Jawa Report
Posted by Hyscience at May 19, 2005 8:32 AM
While the world is agog over News-ance-Week and now the Palestinians, I think it's worthwhile to note that 100 Israelis are flying in to Florida for a terror trial. I've posted an entry about it on my blog.
Posted by: Dave Lucas at May 19, 2005 11:57 AM
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