We all know, or at least we should know that the mainstream Western media is playing up the ISIS-persecuting-Christians meme. David Gibson at RNS takes a peek at other victims. Like a journalist who was Jewish, and actually had Israeli citizenship.
Some are playing the extremists-not-too-smart card. From Julia Ioffe on Twitter:
Apologies in advance for this horrid thought, but I’m surprised that ISIS didn’t behead the guy with the Jewish name first.
Maybe the whole anti-Christian thing is just a front to dupe Westerners to send more teenagers into the meat grinder of southwest Asia.
Do you think they’ll notice when Muslims get killed, too? Tweet from Razan Saffour:
2 weeks ago ISIS executed Syrian Muslim journalist Bassam Raies. The world didn’t give a damn. #Syria
Isn’t that the truth.
Oh wait–we’re not telling that narrative in the States, are we? Doesn’t suit our corporate masters. Like being allies with Muslims doesn’t really fit the cause, unless there’s money or oil involved.
So the questions are: is ISIS really funded from Saudi Arabia, in part? Are we still allies? Nobody remembers 9/11, do they?
I would take anything I’m being fed by tv, radio, and unsolicited internet interruptions about southwest Asia with a mountain of salt. In fact, I’m inclined to ignore it altogether. I’d insist on the full story; good luck finding it.