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Why are Americans outraged over Kim Davis but quiet about Islamic State throwing people off roofs?


Kim Davis has become the target of a witch hunt by people across the world for not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. There is a tremendous flurry of caustic and vitriolic hate directed at her. On the other hand, Islamic State is regularly throwing people who it suspects of being gay off roofs and baying crowds are stoning their corpses. Are Americans really so terrified of Islamists that they cower in silence at these atrocities?

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Terrex 2 years ago

    That's actually the general attitude all over.

    Several Americans have been killed by ISIS. Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before they murdered her. No rabid posts...

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    Terrex 2 years ago

    That's precisely the problem - the media picks and chooses who it wants to bully. Charlie Hebdo proved that Islamist terrorists will murder people who question them, so American media outlets choose weak targets they know can't really fight back.

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    Terrex 2 years ago

    Good answer.

    Sad that we're inured to such things when done by a certain group of 'humans'.

    Don't know about the 'numbness' though - it's surprising how many people don't even know these things are happening.

    Cowardly media's the problem, I'd say.

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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    Totally awesome answer! I think you covered all the reasons for apathy there junkseller


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    Terrex 2 years ago

    If gays were being thrown of roofs in the US, I'd see how Americans could ignore the same in the Mid-East. Fact is, they ignore such horrendous things (imagine being thrown to your death for being gay!!) to focus rabidly on relatively minor things.


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    Terrex 2 years ago

    Islamic State base their actions on Islamic scripture,openly aver they are acting for Islam and follow the tenets of Islam; the Third Reich did not claim to be Jewish/Christian and, in fact, suppressed them.ISIS aims to create an Islamic 'caliphate'.


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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    I didn't go through the whole list but - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_violence_... I think being shot or beaten to death is pretty much equal to being thrown off a building to death.


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