Muslim Supremacism and Media Dissembling

via Muslim Supremacism and Media Dissembling | Raymond Ibrahim.

Many are the reasons why Americans — including most Christians — are utterly ignorant of the plight of Christians under Islam. Yet there is no doubt that the media, where we get our information, is the root source of this ignorance. Whether by distorting, engaging in apologetics for Islam, or simply not reporting on the reality on the ground, the mainstream media has seen to it that Muslim persecution of Christians, arguably the greatest human rights abuse of our time, is little known and even less acted upon.

Michael Kravshik offers a good, recent example of how the media, including those most expected to be objective, habitually, perhaps instinctively, distort and thus minimize the situation.  Excerpts from his article, which is well worth a full read, follow:

This most recent example comes courtesy of both Foreign Policy Magazine and the Associated Press, two sources that are expected to uphold objective integrity when reporting on straight facts. Foreign Policy Magazine’s opinion pieces are exceptions to this rule, but this example comes not from an op-ed, but from its “Morning Brief” which is intended to report on facts, not opinion…  [O]n March 1, 2013 I was greeted with the following: “Muslim-Chritian fighting has reportedly broken out in a town in Southern Egypt.” [Note: spelling error on the word Christian from original source.]

Following the link to the AP report that this headline was sourced from leads to an article entitled, “Christian-Muslim tension flares in southern Egypt.” The actual facts of the situation are presented quite clearly in the first paragraph:

“Dozens of Muslim residents threw firebombs and rocks at police on Friday as they tried to storm a church in southern Egypt in search of a woman suspected of converting to Christianity, security officials said.” You can find more specifics in the body of the article.

The report refers to the event in a number of ways:

1)   “Christian-Muslim tension flares…” (in the title)

2)   “Clashes between Copts and Muslims…”

3)   “Violence between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims…”

4)   “The fighting…”

Tensions, clashes, violence and fighting. By reading the actual details of the event, it is clear that none of these phrases adequately describe what is quite obviously an assault on a besieged Egyptian minority. All of these phrases—especially clashes, and fighting—including the Foreign Policy headline imply the culpability of both parties, which in this case is far from the truth. Regardless of whether the intention to deceive exists, deception has certainly occurred; especially if a reader decided to take Foreign Policy’s brief at its word without looking into the details (something everyone is guilty of from time to time). The phrasing used leaves readers with a thoroughly false perception of the actual events. Whether by intentional deception or just plain old poor reporting, the damage has been done.

Thus the power of subtlety; something not limited to the case of Coptic Christians. Intentional or not in this case, in other cases it certainly has been. Either way, the authors have betrayed the integrity and trust that readers have placed in them. As consumers of information, we must always be cognizant of the power of words like these and the ease with which we can all be fooled by them. We must always do our best to use our common sense, and the sparse details we can get our hands on, to make our own value judgments. Unfortunately, this trend is far too common.

 Check out persecution.com for what mainstream media refuses to report on.

5 thoughts on “Muslim Supremacism and Media Dissembling

  1. This is not a quirk or poor reporting. The Socialists in the Democratic Party and their European Socialists cohorts in NATO are conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization and their affiliate terrorist organizations against Jews, the state of Israel and Christians and lying to their voter bases to hide the truth from them is partly how they keep stirring up anti-Christian/Semitic feelings.

  2. They are killing Christians openly. So to make peace Kerry sends them billions of dollars and Obama sends f-16s while disarming America.
    That will make them stop, if you are a liberal. My where did these people learn to think? A brothel?
    –The new normal.

  3. From the “You just can’t make this @&*+ up” files, evidence of this inflicted ignorance is currently on display at the UK Daily Mail: Camilla in Saudi Arabia. .

    The duchess completed her visit by viewing an exhibition space where a wide range of products made by the women – including soaps, cushions, prayer beads and abayas – are displayed and sold.
    She chatted at length with mother-of-four Nahed Qaqad, 34, who has started Violet, a firm making wedding and christening decorations and gifts.

    How many readers of the UK Daily Mail do you think won’t question that Saudi women crafters are trained to create decorations for Christenings and actually offer them for sale? Clearly, even the UKDM editors missed that whopper.

  4. During a recent conversation with my grown child I tried to unpack a news item she was talking about. It had to do with moslems. She was angry because she knows moslems are THEY aren’t violent. I got the impression she believes ‘it can’t happen here’.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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