Having heard the psychologist’s explanation that “This is Russia,” Stanton tried to move the conversation forward. He asked her whether she thought that Russians deserved better than a society in which people so often try to explain or excuse things by saying, “This is Russia.”
“We have given up hoping,” she replied.
In terms of the British media, it may have something to do with the fact that Britain is home to at the very least 1.2 million Pakistani Muslims. The other reason is that the plight of Pakistani Christians is largely overlooked by our mainstream media — both tabloid and ‘serious’. As for the British government, the plight of Christians in Pakistan is almost literally completely ignored.
Articles: Media Imbalance on the Nairobi & Peshawar Massacres by Paul Austin Murphy, 9/24/2013
American Thinker may have overlooked the “just like us” factor and how the online chatyping and journaling classes may have better related to the comparatively affluent, educated, and sophisticated consumers doing their western thing in the romantic and predominantly Christian capital of Kenya while finding Peshawar yet remote in space and time, a curiosity flickering yet a little farther from the center of consciousness and concern.
Credit Paul Austin Murphy, however, for looking into the other mirror: the history of long-transmitted Muslim attitudes toward Jews and Christians and others.
It’s no surprise, then, that al-Shabaab singled out Muslims for life and the rest for death in this latest event in the 1,400-year-long jihad against the ‘unbeliever’. Witnesses have said that the killers told all the Muslims to leave. One Kenyan survivor, a Elijah Lamau, said: “They came and said: ‘If you are Muslim, stand up. We’ve come to rescue you’.”
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose nephew and his fiancé were among the victims, maintained a policy that Israel introduced to the world in the Entebbe raid and then abandoned in recent years – no negotiations with terrorists. “We will not negotiate with terrorists,” said Colonel Cyrus Oguna, a Kenyan military spokesman.
The doors will close.
The noose will tighten.
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Mr Cameron’s mistake is to articulate the absurd non-sequitur parroted by so many in the British ruling class: that because many Muslims do not endorse Islamic terrorism, ergo such terrorism is not truly perpetrated in the name of Islam.
Melanie Phillips Electric Media | Blog “Mass murder and moral blindness” 9/23/2013
Whatever it takes — metaphysical reconsideration; religious reformation; channeled humanist emphasis overwhelming — that “old time religion” is gone, and the mass of the devoted and faithful will not abridge the humanity of their own humanity to follow it blindly down into the depths of the hell it presents.
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