Sunday, 31 July 2016

Media Failure

Statement from Australian National Imams Council
Statement from Shahjahan Kahn (Toowoomba Muslim Community)

No doubt everyone who isn't living under a rock has heard about the killing of a Catholic Priest in France last week.

I would, however, be surprised if any of my readers has heard of either (or both) of the two documents posted above. I only came across them because they were inserts in our Sunday parish newsletter.

If you don't want to take my word for the fact that the ANIC statement has been ignored, just do a Google news search on "ANIC condemns killing of priest".

What you'll find is that the statement gets a mention in passing under the headline -"France church attack: Malcolm Turnbull says new anti-terror measures necessary".

The local rag hasn't mentioned Kahn's statement.

We hear over and over again about the alleged failure of leadership in the Muslim community when it comes to condemning atrocities committed by lunatics in the name of Islam.

When this condemnation does occur (and it always does) there is never any publicity. It does, of course not sell newspapers, attract clicks, or feed the narrative.

No wonder Muslims believe that the media has it in for them. Based on the evidence, it would be difficult for them to come to any other conclusion.  

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