Where’s the Islam? Liberal Media Whitewashing Horror of Islam
Here’s an article that appeared in the print edition of NEWSDAY Saturday. Having already learned about this incident the day before I was disturbed to see how any direct mention of “Islam” has been studiously avoided. Merely an oversight? I’ll ask you to read the article before I begin my analysis.
TEEN’S PARENTS GUILTY
LONDON – The girl was murdered by her Pakistani parents for her Western ways. And it was her little sister who bravely told jurors how her mother and father suffocated the 17-year-old with a plastic bag — gripping testimony that led to her parents’ murder conviction Friday.
Justice Roderick Evans sentenced Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana Ahmed, 49, to life in prison for killing their daughter, Shafilea, in 2003. The couple — first cousins from the Pakistani village of Uttam — were ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.
“She was being squeezed between two cultures — the culture and way of life that she saw around her and wanted to embrace, and the culture and way of life you wanted to impose on her,” Evans said during the sentencing.
In Britain, more than 25 women have been killed in so-called “honor killings” in the past decade. Families have sometimes lashed out at their children on the belief that they have brought their household shame by becoming too westernized or by refusing a marriage. –AP (NEWSDAY 8/4/12 p.19)
So, what do we factually know from this article alone?
1) This young lady was murdered by her Pakistani parents for her “Western Ways”
2) The killing was motivated by some unspecified clash between “two cultures”
3) there have been at least 25 “honor killings” in Britain in the last decade
In short, this young lady was killed by her parents simply for misbehaving in the eyes of her parents. Would the uninformed recognize the use of politically correct code words alluding to Islam? (“Pakistani”? “Western ways”? “honor killing”?) Those of us who follow the “issues” of Islam and Sharia law know that Islam as a religion was the root cause of this murder. (The blindly ignorant obedience of adults to a religion that justifies the killing of a daughter is a whole other discussion.) Why is there no mention of Islam in the article? Granted, there are space restrictions in media print reportage but did not Islam play a major role in this killing of a young lady by her parents? Of course it did- so why not even a single “Islam” mention?
Rhetorical question for the liberal mainstream media- if a horrific story about Islamic Muslims cannot be reported accurately with the information known at the time of reporting, why report it at all?
Why is it that almost 11 years after 9/11 the liberal mainstream media is loath to truthfully report the horrors perpetuated in the name of Islam generally and Islamic Sharia law specifically? I posit that the liberal mainstream media are generally propagandists seeking not to sully the false picture of Islam as a religion of peace.
Here is a fuller rendition of the same article from NEWSDAY online ; still no direct mention of Islam but merely a mention of “Muslim communities” and “Muslims” in the last two sentences. One might conclude the full article still passes the politically correct test.
I have written about Islam previously: