Thursday, May 31, 2012

The BBC Uses the “M” Word — But CNN Doesn’t

These two videos uploaded by Vlad Tepes illustrate how two major media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic dance around the issue of Islamic violence and misogyny.

The first is a CNN report about the plight of women in Afghanistan. Throughout the entire report, Christiane Amanpour never once mentions Islam or shariah when discussing what happened to these female victims of Islam. It’s simply “domestic abuse”.

As Vlad says, this isn’t reporting, it’s apologetics.

Warning: The footage of a hideously scarred young woman in this clip may be disturbing to sensitive viewers:


The second video breaks new ground for the BBC: it actually refers to the rapist of the Sikh girl in Luton as a Muslim. The fact that the victim was a Sikh seems to have given the Beeb permission to forego “Asian” and call a spade a spade.

Also notice the reporter in Luton refer to honor violence as a “crime, so to speak”:

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is NOT a “crime, so to speak.”

It IS a crime so that the women and girls will NOT speak!

Egghead

Qualis Rex said...

I think the question is this: where were the Sikh community when the English girls' trial was going on? Where were the Hindus? I think it's very admirable that the EDL came out to support the Sikh community, but the Sikh community needs to ACTIVELY join the UK community, rather than simply REacting when Mohammedan violence touches "one of their own".

Anonymous said...

Anonymous

Qualis Rex said:
"...where were the Sikh community when the English girls' trial was going on?"

Simple, Q-R: the English girls were White - and hence their predicament was/is of no great concern to any of the non-white communities.

Jamanda

Anonymous said...

''It is a minority of Muslim men''
Yes. 49%

steve said...

Qualis the only community that should be blamed is the Muslim community for both the original crime and for not speaking out against it. Stop blaming the victim.

Qualis Rex said...

Steve - I'm guessing you have severe issues with reading comprehension, as nowhere did I blame the victim. My criticism was of the tribal mentalities of certain immigrant communities who only react when it touches them. Meanwhile, it was already indemic of the wider population for years and they did not seem to care.

This was precisely the sentiment of Martin Niemoller regarding the rise of Nazism.

babs said...

I wish to God that the police would stop trying to "understand" the situation and just arrest, jail and deport the offenders.
Only then will the civilized population be protected.
Is this something difficult to understand?

Qualis Rex said...

Babs - amen x 10.

hadley said...

"... but the Sikh community needs to ACTIVELY join the UK community, rather than simply REacting when Mohammedan violence touches "one of their own"."

Why? The Sikhs take care of their own. They belong to the Sikh "Ummah". They don't ask the English to take care of them. So why should a 17th Century Indian religious cult care one whit about the English? Like other national/religious cults they ask themselves "is it good for the Sikhs" and the answer is obviously "no!" They aren't English. Why should they care?