By Yamin Zakaria
(source: Media Monitors Network)
“…the media labelled the act in Norway as a product of a mad man, but clearly the culprit gives ample justification making his political motivations clear. It is generally accepted that terrorism is a violent act that is politically motivated; therefore, the act in Norway was one of terrorism. And the Media’s failure to apply the same standard shows blatant hypocrisy that is compounded with racism. It is easier to label and demonise Muslims as terrorists who are foreign and often with a different skin colour.”
“I am waiting for all Christians now to stand up and apologise for this terrorist atrocity and to set up a Prevent scheme to hunt down any Christians who show signs of radicalisation. We need universities, lecturers, doctors and police on board to stop and search all white people, especially those wearing crucifixes.”
— Yvonne Ridley
First it was the greedy bankers causing the financial crisis, then the slimy politicians exposed with the expenses scandal, and now it’s the turn of the media and the police; the revelation of corruption in the British media (hack-gate), and its incestuous relationship with the politicians and the police have shocked many. It seems like a terrible month, the economic debt crisis is spreading like a virus on both sides of the Atlantic, coupled with the Christian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik, running wild in Norway killing indiscriminately. Are these small signs of a greater divine punishment to come?
In a secular age, religious prophecy has no relevance. Even credible political analysis is dismissed as conspiracy theory or left-wing propaganda, unless it emanates from the mainstream journalists and commentators, then it forms part of the mental psyche of a nation. When it comes to such experts it does not have to be credible and no evidence is required, paradoxically in this age of science and reason, people seem to have blind faith in them. For example, the initial media speculation that the terrorism in Norway was the work of Muslims went unchallenged; there was no subsequent apology given for slurring the Muslims, very similar to the36of the Oklahoma bombings. The Media has a nasty lizard like tongue, the recent exposure have shown the tip of this. If I were to speculate like the media, I could say the Divine is at work, exposing the real crooks, and passing a message: look in the mirror before you demonise others or succinctly expressed in the Biblical statement “let those without sin cast the first stone”.
Let’s apply this type of wild speculation that emanates from certain nasty politicians that like to appeal to the fear of the majority white population, you find plenty in the Conservative and the Labour camp; take Jack Straw as an example with his comments about Pakistani men hunting for white flesh. And using his line of arguments, there is a problem with home-grown terrorism of the far right, the white Christian community. The infamous Oklahoma bombing by Timothy McVeigh, the killingin Dunblane, the killing in Port Arthur in Australia, the frequent shootings on the college campuses, the mindless serial killers, now the tragic36in Norway confirm the problem with Christian Terrorism amongst certain sections of the white European and Western community.
Talkingabout terrorism, the media labelled the act in Norway as a product of amad man, but clearly the culprit gives ample justification making his political motivations clear. It is generally accepted that terrorism is aviolent act that is politically motivated; therefore, the act in Norwaywas one of terrorism. And the Media’s failure to apply the same standard shows blatant hypocrisy that is compounded with racism. It is easier to label and demonise Muslims as terrorists who are foreign and often with a different skin colour. Listening to the radio, the presenter asked: people don’t seem to have a problem in this country living next to an Irish family despite the fact that Irish terrorism hasexceeded the terrorism of Muslims. Why is that? Why is there a double standard? Well it partly shows a feeling of racial hatred as Muslims tend to be foreigners, and partly the fruits of media propaganda that has made the terrorism exclusive to Muslims, which is as valid as Iraq’sWMDs!
Eventually, the motivation of Anders Behring Breivik surfaced; he was saving Norway and Europe from the Muslim threat, this was supported by some callers to the radio station, which can be summed up as: they are breeding too fast, they are of different colour, they threaten our way of life, even though they are law abiding citizens living peacefully, not forcing anyone to change their way of life. If breeding is the problem, one can always propose castrating the Muslims. This sort of primitive thinking was deployed by Hitler against ethnic minorities in Germany, and we thought Europe and the West had eliminatedthis disease.
How do we protect ourselves from similar threats in the future is the pertinent question. The Norwegian terrorist has already admitted his link to the far right movement of the EDL (English Defence League), which in turn is linked to the BNP (British National Party). He also stated that there are more sleeper cells like him. Therefore, one should ban the potential, EDL and BNP terrorists; and as apre-emptive measure some of the extreme members should be incarcerated in Belmarsh Prison under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, or better, send them to Guantanamo Bay, where water-boarding might prove to be useful for saving innocent British lives!
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