Thursday, November 30, 2006

Conversely, Why Aren't We Hearing About Some of These Stories?

Yesterday I wrote about the Mainstream Media (MSM) publishing stories that haven't been confirmed and are not from reliable sources. Today, I am asking why we don't hear stories about those in the mideast who are working to surpress freedom of their own people.

My friend, Pop, emailed me about a news article in The Independent in the UK. While not pleasant reading, this is important. The story is titled "Disembowelled, Then Torn Apart: The Price of Daring to Teach Girls." The story begins with a painful two paragraphs:

The gunmen came at night to drag Mohammed Halim away from his home, in front of his crying children and his wife begging for mercy.

The 46-year-old schoolteacher tried to reassure his family that he would return safely. But his life was over, he was part-disembowelled and then torn apart with his arms and legs tied to motorbikes, the remains put on display as a warning to others against defying Taliban orders to stop educating girls.

Why do you think we in the states don't see these stories? Do you suppose it is because it doesn't make the US look bad? Another paragraph:

Fatima Mushtaq, the director of education at Ghazni, has had repeated death threats, the notorious "night letters". Her gender, as well as her refusal to send girls home from school, has made her a particular source of hatred for Islamist zealots.

Perhaps, too, we don't see these stories because it does shed a negative light upon Islam.

You would think that Mohammad Halim and Fatima Mushtaq would be haled as heroes by women and especially feminists. However, those groups remain silent.

People all over the world suffer oppression and are murdered for fighting that oppression. We need to be aware of the true picture of what is going on.

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