July 31, 2006
Muslim World Enraged By 54 Qana Deaths From Israeli Strike - Muslim World Yawns While Muslims In Iraq Kill thousands Of Muslims In IraqTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
And as for that "Muslim world" that the media keeps referring to, I find it very hard to believe that moderate, free-thinking Muslims appreciate being lumped together with a bunch of easily-inflammed, brain washed, crazed by hate, easily led, people that believe everything that self-styled, cherry-picking (in terms of verses and interpretation), Quran-interpreting, godlike clerics tell them.The headline reads, "Muslim world enraged by Qana massacre" and indeed they are. And anyone with half a heart, should be. It is a terrible tragedy, and should never have happened. Hezbollah should not have done what they always have done - use innocent civilians as human shields. Yet it seems that the wrath of the media-described "Muslim world" has what could only be referred to as Selective Wrath Syndrome (SWS).
How can we forget that Muslims were also enraged over cartoons of Muhammad. The "Muslim world," that the media casts under a single blanket, for some reason or another, is easily enraged when there is someone or something other than Muslims to blame. On the other hand, for whatever reason, that "Muslim world" always referred to by the media, is not very introspective or willing to blame anyone or anything other than the infidels.
While every single life on the planet, the born and the unborn, the young and the old and everyone in between, is indeed sacred, valuable, and must be protected from harm, it's important to remember that this is a war, the Israelis didn't start it (and neither did the civilians killed at Qana - although their allegiance and trust in a terrorist organization did), the Islamic terrorist organization, Hezbollah and its puppet master Iran have been the instigators - along with the help of Syria. The Islamists could give a tinker's damn about innocent civilians and in fact use them as human shields, placing units firing rockets into Israel immediately next to civilian structures, and even making sure civilians are inside. The civilians in the Qana accident (not massacre, the Israelis didn't expect civilians to be insidethe buildings) were actually from another town, and Israel had repeatedly warned the entire area that it was subject to attack if firing from the area into Israel, occurred.
With these facts in mind, I took a look at the Muslim on Muslim violence in Iraq that hasn't drawn even an "ouch" from the Muslim world, rather a big yawn. I grabbed a few days of news reports and simply listed the deaths in the news reports for a comparison to the deaths at Qana that have drawn such an outrage from that media-labeled "Muslim world." The contrast is striking:
July 17, 2006 - 48 killed in Iraq market massacre: At least 48 people, including women and children, were massacred on Monday in a coordinated assault of car bombs, mortar attacks, and rampaging masked gunmen in a market in the town of Mahmudiyah, south of the Iraqi capital. ... The latest violence came a day after a suicide bombing in a coffee-shop in the northern town of Tuz Khurmatu that killed 28 people and led Shia lawmakers to accuse loyalists of deposed leader Saddam Hussein of the bloodshed, saying that many of the victims killed were Shias. (Muslims killed by Muslims - 76 including many women and children)
July 18 - FACTBOX-Developments in Iraq on July 18: KUFA - A suicide bomber pulled his minivan into a busy market in the southern Shi'ite city of Kufa on Tuesday, lured labourers onboard with the promise of jobs and then blew himself up, killing 59 people and wounding 132, officials said. ... BAGHDAD - National Security Adviser Muwaffaq al-Rubaie said Iraqi forces arrested the leader of a group called "Omar Brigade" and three other members. The men, who Rubaie described as "die-hard Saddamists," are responsible for the July 1 bombing in Baghdad's Shi'ite Sadr City, which killed 60. (Muslims killed by Muslims - 119 including many women and children)
July 19, 2006 -
Gunmen Kidnap 20 Sunni Government Employees : ... at least 20 people were killed in a string of bombings and shootings, mostly in Baghdad, police said. They included a senior Interior Ministry official slain on his way to work, police said. (Muslims - 20 including many women and children)
July 20, 2006 - Mother and children slaughtered in Basra : The throats of a mother and her three children were slit in southern Iraq, where the family had fled to escape threats that they had cooperated with the Americans. ... The mother's sister was also slain in the savage attack in an apartment in the southern city of Basra, police said. ... Five other family members were rescued before they bled to death. ... Sixteen other bodies - apparent victims of sectarian death squads - were found in widely separate parts of the country. ... Eleven people were killed in bombings in eastern Baghdad and the central Karradah district. ... Three people were killed and nine wounded when gunmen clashed with police at a market in Aziziyah, 55 km south-east of Baghdad. ... Gunmen attacked a funeral of a Shi'ite killed in an attack on Monday on a market in Mahmoudiya in which 50 people died. Two people were killed and two were wounded in the funeral attack. ... Gunmen assassinated Major General Fakhir Abdul-Hussein Ali, legal adviser to the Interior Ministry, as he rode to work. (Muslims killed by Muslims - 88 including many women and children)
Total Muslims killed by Muslims in Iraq in four randomly selected news storys in four days - 303. Largest one day kill of Muslims by Muslims in Iraq - 119.
Total number of Lebanese killed by collateral damage in the Israeli attack on a Hezbollah rocket launching site placed on purpose amidst a civilian area, true - a terrible tragedy, but collaterally killed not purposefull, approximately 60. Thats half of the one day total kill of Muslims by Muslims in Iraq.
Where was the outcry from the media's "Muslim world"? Where has it been during the wholesale slaughter, cold-blooded murder, of Muslims by Muslims in Iraq? Looking at the last 60 days, 6000 Iraqis have been killed - mostly by their fellow Muslims in Iraq - where is the outcry? That's 100 per day, 40 per day more than the total number killed today at , whereas the reported number of civilians killed in Lebanon (of which a fair percentage are likely terrorists) is 750 - that's about 40 per day, the majority of which have been collateral damage - that's in the course of striking military targets placed amidst the civilian population.
Where tthen is the outcry of Muslim on Muslim violence and cold-blooded murder - many by suicide bombers? That's 100 per day, 40 per day more than the total number killed Qana.
The total reported number of civilians killed in Lebanon (of which a fair percentage are likely terrorists - as the photo shows, they wear civilian clothes) is 750 - that's about 40 per day, the majority of which have been collateral damage - that's in the course of striking military targets placed amidst the civilian population.
Where's the balance here? Where's the outcry from the Muslims in the Middle East? Why is there only an outcry when it is to the Islamists' advantage in the propaganda war?
Answer: It's another case of SWS.
And as for that "Muslim world" that the media keeps referring to, I find it very hard to believe that moderate Muslims appreciate being lumped together with a bunch of easily-inflammed, brain washed, crazed by hate, easily led, people that believe everything that self-styled, cherry-picking (in terms of verses and interpretation), Quran-interpreting, godlike clerics tell them
Posted by Richard at July 31, 2006 10:30 AM
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