So she’s at it again. But this time a lot more sedate and she tries to balance things. But given her “Miss India” solutions she invariably goofs up. Somewhere in her article ‘Re-thinking Hindus and Muslims’ Sagarika Ghose states: “Muslim rage and Hindu hate are feeding off each other”. Now, if you aren’t very observant you will miss how casually those terms are used. Muslims have rage and Hindus have hate! Sub-consciously prejudiced! Rage may or may not have a provocation. Hate is simply born out of prejudice. So by her own logic if I were to call SG a prejudiced Hindu hater I cannot be faulted. In the post ‘Victimhood justifies violence’ I tried to describe how this fake sense of ‘victimhood’ is often being used by media to justify Muslim violence. Violence that is so frequent, so easily erupts at the drop of a hat! But when you’re employed in a barn called CNN-IBN you are probably chosen for that exact prejudice.
On the anniversary of 9/11, in mindless violence that erupted in Egypt and Libya the US Embassies and Consulates were burned and some were killed. Among the dead are US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens (53). He is often referred to as a friend of those who liberated Libya from Gaddafi. Tragic! The attack on Stevens’ quarters in Benghazi is reported to be pre-planned and executed with horrific violence. What was the motive? Some stupid movie by a man called Sam Bacile who offended Mohammad. I guess in the world of SG that is enough provocation to be raging. A colleague of hers thought so too, a little differently. We’ll see. But here’s a comment (excerpt) posted on the report about Stevens’ killing and the violence in NY Times:
FB Chicago Sep 12: I'm an American Muslim and I say that only to ensure that these barbarians don't represent or speak for Islam. Killing innocent people has no place in Islam, ever. This is nothing but cold-blooded murder. Sam Bacile and his Jewish benefactors need to be held to account. Sure, free speech is protected but inflammatory speech has global consequences because we are a global country in the Internet age. The Bacile video is at least as outrageous as this killing, to Muslims. Imagine if someone called Jesus an illegitimate child, or Moses a mass murderer…..
Haven’t you heard that crap before? Till 1 second to the attack they were Muslims. Once the attack happened and killed people they are “not muslims”. It is one thing to condemn the attack as the commenter rightly does. But he follows the same stupid logic that most Mullahs in India take shelter in: “They are not muslims”. Well, if they aren’t, who are they? And then the commenter wonders what would if happen if someone were to lampoon Jesus. Well, there are many who do and it doesn’t lead to violence or killing. Da Vinci Code, many spoofs and many Fiberal comedians in the West frequently slam Jesus and Christianity. That doesn’t end up in violence. Founding father of USA, Thomas Jefferson is known to have stated: “Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man”. He wasn’t crucified or the US or the Christian world didn’t erupt in violence.
In the Indian context, unless Muslim leaders own up the fact that the people who carry out violence in the name of Islam are indeed Muslims there will be no let up. If my brother commits a murder it would be funny to say “Till 9.00 am he was my brother but when he committed a murder at 9.01 am, Umm.. he’s not my brother”. The MSM in India not only doesn’t question this nonsense but even condones it. And there are political and media morons who will either talk about the “root cause” or dish out the line “terrorism has no religion”. Technically terrorism can’t have a religion but terrorists do. And Egypt and Libya were the countries that Barkha Dutt and others proclaimed as the new liberal democracies rising from the Arab Spring.
There is no denying that Sam Bacile’s movie (based on the trailer that is available on Youtube) is absolutely stupid and not even worth reviewing. But such stupidity can lead to such violence and killing should make the Islamists and our media stand up and think. People like Sagarika Ghose seem to think there is a genuine reason for Muslim ‘rage and victimhood’. Other than economic reasons there really cannot be any reason for their sense of victimhood. Even the economic victimhood is their own making and not of others.
The US, and most of the world, is naturally outraged at the violence and killing following Bacile’s silly movie. The responses from President Obama and Hillary Clinton were quite measured but stern. Obama stated that those who killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and others will be brought to justice. This statement reflects nothing more than the resolve of the civilised world to pursue justice. It’s not a statement of revenge. But voila, trust a bimbo from the CNN/IBN barn to quickly read more into that statement than there is. Smita Sharma responds with the silliest of tweets. This is typical of the Communist Fiberals. Even a lame MMS would have made the same statement as Obama without actually meaning it seriously as past events in India have showed. Yet, our media morons, instead of even remotely understanding the sentiments see rhetorical threat of “you’re with us or them theatrics”. Shameful!
The reason why many in India, mostly Hindus and lately a Muslim professor in Kolkatta, are angered is indeed mindless appeasement. Crimes of Hindus are magnified and the media is unwilling to show the courage to talk about crimes of Islamists. Hindus don’t hate Muslims. Hindus are raging against the systematic discrimination by the state and media. More often than not it is the ‘Minority of One’ that can upset the balance of society. That balance in reporting by the media is totally missing. Well, it will continue to be missing as long as we are blessed with the stupidity of the likes of Sagarika Ghose and Smita Sharma and many more. Nothing demonstrates the idea of balance as simply as this video. I recommend you patiently watch (7.31 minutes)
‘Balance’ (1989) is an Oscar winning short animated film. Five guys on a floating platform keep balancing it. It takes a minority of one to rock the balance. It gets so far that in the end the one guy left cannot move without killing himself. You can read your own meanings and draw your conclusions from this short but brilliant movie. By the same token if the MSM doesn’t find a balance in their reporting and coverage they will find themselves dying and unable to move. NDTV and TV Today (Headlines Today, AajTak) are now laying off workers. They are busy balancing their manpower to save their bottom-line instead of balancing their main business: That of balancing reportage.