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Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christians

Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets. The mosque attacks were indeed a horrific affair and worthy of universal condemnation. Presidents, prime ministers, royalty, and religious leaders rushed to extend their condolences to victims and their families — as well they should — while decrying the hate that purportedly motivated the shootings. Without exception, the mainstream media gave top billing to the shootings, with newspapers carrying the story on their front pages and television news channels leading off their broadcasts with the story. The bizarre aspect of the coverage was not, in fact, the attention paid to a heinous crime committed in New Zealand, but the absolute silence surrounding the simultaneous massacre of scores of Christians by Muslim militants in Africa. As Breitbart News alone reported among major news outlets, Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria, employing machetes and gunfire to slaughter men, women, and children, burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror. The New York Times did not place this story on the front page; in fact, they did not cover it at all. Apparently, when assessing “all the news that’s fit to print,” the massacre of African Christians did not measure up. The same can be said for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the LA Times, and every other major paper in the United States. The news shows from the three major television channels did not mention the story, and nor did CNN or MSNBC. There are several possible explanations for this remarkable silence, and none of them is good. Since, in point of fact, Muslim radicals kill Christians around the world with alarming frequency, it is probable that one more slaughter did not seem particularly newsworthy to the decision-makers at major news outlets. Muslims being killed, on the other hand, may strike many as newsworthy precisely because it is so rare. A second motive for the media silence around the massacre of Christians in Nigeria may be geo-political and racial. New Zealand is a first-world country where such things are not supposed to happen, whereas many people still consider Africa to be a backwards place where brutal killings are par for the course. Moreover, the slaughter of black Christians in Africa may not enkindle rage among westerners the way that the murder of white and brown Muslims in New Zealand would. Finally, the story simply does not play to the political agenda that many mainstream media would like to advance. How much mileage can be gained from Muslims murdering Christians, when Christians in America are often seen as an obstacle to the “progress” desired by liberals? The left sees Christians in the United States as part of the problem and seeks to undermine their credibility and influence at every turn rather than emboldening them. Anti-Christian bias has been rightly called “the last acceptable prejudice,” one that few bother condemning. “No one much cares about offending Christians,” wrote the coalition of African-American pastors in an essay last Tuesday. “In fact, mocking, belittling, and blaspheming Christianity is becoming a bit of a trend in our culture. Anti-Christian bigotry truly is the last acceptable prejudice.” “The hypocrisy on display is astounding,” the pastors continued. “Christianity is the dominant religion of our country. It is the foundation of our government and morality. And yet, Christians are treated as fair game for mockery and insult.” Christians are by far the most persecuted religious group in the world, but the mainstream media routinely ignore this fact as if it were unimportant or uninteresting. As a result, many people do not even realize how widespread the persecution is or that 75 percent of the victims of religious persecution around the world are Christians. Whatever the reason — or reasons — for the media silence surrounding the most recent massacres of Christians in Nigeria as well as numerous other such events, it should give right-thinking people pause. By all means, the lethal shootings of dozens of Muslims in New Zealand is a massive story and merits extensive coverage. But it only stands to reason that similar coverage should be devoted to the slaughter of Christians. For the moment, it serves as a poignant reminder that a double standard is at work when it comes to news coverage, and that it is Christians who inevitably draw the short straw.

Agreed..  Thanks to Dr. Thomas D. Williams, PhD for that outstanding analysis.  One thing we love to do here at The Daily Buzz is to point out brazen hypocrisy by politicians and the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  Dr. Williams absolutely nails it here.

Boko Haram Jihadis Burn Children Alive, Slay Over 100 Villagers in Nigeria Massacre

In one of their most heinous massacres to date, militants from the radical Islamist Boko Haram group slaughtered over a hundred victims in a village in northeast Nigeria Saturday night, including a number of children whom they burned alive. The latest atrocity from the jihadi group allied to the Islamic State took place in the village of Dalori, some three miles from Maiduguri, Nigeria. Vice Chairman of a civilian joint task force in Dalori, Modu Kaka, said that at least 100 dead bodies were taken away but that hundreds are still missing. Witnesses spoke of “scores of bodies” burned and riddled with bullets lying in the streets after the attack Saturday night. One man, who managed to escape by hiding in a tree, said that he could hear the wails of children screaming in the flames. Residents of the community said the militants stormed into town around 6:20 pm and began their killing spree, which lasted for several hours. During the assault, the jihadis demolished houses and burned livestock once they had pillaged and carried away foodstuffs. Several of the villagers were burnt beyond recognition. Witnesses reported that the fighters ravaged the settlement for four hours, and that three female suicide bombers blew themselves up among people who were fleeing. Students at nearby University of Maiduguri heard explosions and gunfire, and many fled the area as the conflict raged. One political science student named Hauwa Ba’na said: “We are crying in our hostel because the explosions are loud and everyone is panicking.” A Dalori resident, Mallam Buka, decried the lack of protection from the Nigerian military. “We were helpless. Could you believe that there was no military presence in Dalori? The government didn’t provide security to protect us. I lost 11 people, and 5 of our children are nowhere to be found,” she said. Another resident by the name of Ibrahim Muhammad said that the Boko Haram insurgents had dressed up as military personnel and began opening fire on everybody. “All our wives and children were brutally killed while they looted and destroyed our livestock,” he said. Boko Haram terrorists began their Islamist insurgency in Maiduguri in 2009, and during their 6-year uprising have killed some 20,000 people and driven another 2.5 million from their homes.

Another shining example of those who follow the “peaceful” religion that is Islam.  Yesterday, our racial and religious divider-in-chief, Obama, went to some Muslim mosque in Baltimore to show “solidarity” with the local Muslim community there (something, btw, he would NEVER do with some local Christian community…but I digress)….and talk about how evil, an unAmerican, Donald Trump and other GOP candidates are for suggesting that we put a moratorium on new Muslim immigrants from the middle east and Africa.  Take a good hard look at these evil monsters here (Boko Haram) in Nigeria who justify their unspeakable atrocities to Islam.  They’re doing the same thing that ISIS/ISIL, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas, and scores of other radical Islamic groups do; killing everyone that doesn’t agree or quickly convert to their evil cult.  They are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria…. and it’s not stopping there by any means.  Their cancerous belief system (and yes, it’s Islam, so let’s please cut the pc crap) is spreading globally.  Because of that, some of the GOP presidential candidates are having the audacity to say.. “Hey..  Let’s stop immigration of these Muslim so-called “refugees” for the time being.  After all, we wouldn’t want to inadvertently allow a sleeper cell of these nutcases here, would we?”  Sounds like basic common sense to me, and millions of Americans, that we stop immigration of Muslims from these countries for the time being.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat to former Islamic military dictator

Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign said Tuesday that Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential election and President Goodluck Jonathan has conceded defeat. A Nigerian Cabinet minister said Jonathan congratulated Buhari on the win. An aide in Jonathan’s offices said the president is preparing to make a speech. Buhari’s campaign office sent text messages to journalists saying Jonathan had called Buhari to say he will concede. It marks the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition party has democratically taken control of the country from the ruling party.

Goodluck Jonathan has been a dreadful President…and is very corrupt.  But, at least he understood basic economics and DID try to privatize some of the industries in that country.  And, unlike his successor-to-be, is a Christian; something fairly for a leader in Africa.  His successor is a Muslim, and former brutal military dictator that has staged coups in his past, and has been an advocate for Sharia law.  This oughtta be interesting in a country being ripped apart by Boko Haram.  Definitely, something to keep an eye on…

Boko Haram militants gun down 30 worshippers, torch 4 churches in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants gun down 30 worshippers, torch 4 churches in Nigeria

Awful!   Another example of just how “peaceful” and “tolerant” Islam is.  Next time you see some Muslim apologist on tv, see if they come out and condemn this barbaric action, and/or Boko Haram.  Don’t hold your breath, tho.  They never do.  Just more of the same.  Anyway, hope the Nigerian authorities find these disgusting, evil, barbaric animals and put them down. 

Are We Really This Powerless?

Are We Really This Powerless?

I heard Rush say all of this earlier today regarding the 300 missing Nigerian Christian girls kidnapped by Islamic wacko terrorists Boko Haram, an Al Qaeda off shoot that Hillary refused to put on the terrorist watch list, when she was Sec. of State, despite bi-partisan requests for her to do so.  And now, we have an impotent President, and this nauseating photo of our First Lady holding the Twitter hashtag address just exemplifies that.  Pathetic.  A President, and the White House should symbolize strength; NOT “aweee!!”  And, for the record…not trying to be insensitive…BUT..  They’re NOT “our girls.”  They belong to families in Nigeria.  So, its Nigeria’s “girls”..or maybe even the worthless African Union’s “girls.”  Where is the AU anyway?  And why are we the world’s police force yet again?  We have our own issues to deal with, and our own human trafficking issues to deal with here domestically.  Sorry of that offends some, but Nigeria and the African Union need to step up THEIR efforts and not expect us to intervene on their internal issues. 

Nigeria: Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Muslim Group Sold into Sex Slavery

Nigeria: Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Muslim Group Sold into Sex Slavery

I read about this the other day..  But, this really tells the horror of this situation, and explains the Islamic justification for doing this sorta thing. I’d love to see some representative from CAIR try to justify this.  Truly evil..