The Media (D) just can’t handle it.
Why is there a Media coverage discrepancy on the London attack and the bombings of Coptic Churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday?
At least 45 people were killed and 125 were injured in the two attacks.
The London attack received massive Media (D) coverage and was front-page news, all the while saying, ‘Not All Muslims’.
But the constant, escalating attacks on Coptic churches — and Christians in general — in Egypt gets a passing blurb occasionally buried deep into the paper.
Fear of bombings, beheadings, and terror are a part of everyday life for Coptic Christians. Egyptian Christians were present before Islam entered the region, and have now become a religious minority. Coptic Christians are just 10% of they Egyptian population but are the constant targets of attack.
The New York Times headline on the bombings is this:
‘ISIS Bombs Two Churches In Egypt — Declares War On Christianity’
Because that’s what this was.
You would think that a bombing of a church on Palm Sunday, one of which was St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria — the location of one of the seats of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, (the other is in Cairo,) — would warrant a few paragraphs on the Islamic State declaring war on Christianity.
But it’s just ‘meh’.
Pope Tawadros II was leading the Palm Sunday service when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the church gate.
Would the Media (D) have the same coverage if there was an attack on the Vatican while the sitting Pope ran the service?
Piers Morgan thinks that this story should be making international headlines. ISIS has claimed responsibility for both the St. Mark’s attack as well as the attack on St. George’s Church in Tanta, just outside of Cairo.
MORGAN: Unfortunately, what happens in the Middle East, it just does not seem to attract the immediate attention in America that it would if it happened, as we’ve seen in attacks in Sweden the last two days, in London two weeks ago. I was therefore that the huge attention in Paris and Nice. These get huge attention. What happened in Egypt was unbelievably significant. If you look at what ISIS really stands for, what they are carrying out now in the middle East and the east in particular, is that it kind of genocidal attack on Christians and Christianity. They want Christianity eradicated and they want to convert all Muslims to their crusade, they want it to be a holy war. They want Christians gone. And I don’t think that narrative is getting the attention it should get in the American media and I think in other media as well around the world.
Even the leaders are not calling it what it is. Look at what President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had to say before declaring a three-month State of Emergency.
On Sunday, Mr. Sisi found himself back on the defensive, deploying troops to protect churches across the country weeks before a planned visit by Pope Francis. Mr. Sisi rushed to assure Christians, who have traditionally been among his most vocal supporters and now fear that he cannot protect them against extremists.
“I won’t say those who fell are Christian or Muslim,” Mr. Sisi said in a speech shown on state television on Sunday night. “I will say that they’re Egyptian.”
Read more: New York Times
Christians have taken a lot of heat for the violence of the Crusades.
If you haven’t heard it, it’s because you haven’t said ‘Islamic Terror Attack’ to a raging liberal as they defend pluralism on social media.
If you do, you can let them know that the Crusades were defensive and pushing against Islamic invasion and Europeans thought that what they were doing was the moral and pious thing to do.
The United States is constantly reprimanded by the Leftist Globalists for being ‘imperialistic’.
Muslims, however, have not taken heat for their actual imperialism and their role of 450 years of aggression preceding the Crusades.
For Christians, the Crusades is a part of History.
For Muslims, Jihad is constant and in the present.
Islam isn’t just a religion, it’s a political ideology that requires conquest.
The Media (D) is complicit when they fail to report that.