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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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...
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.
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.
Totally awesome answer! I think you covered all the reasons for apathy there junkseller
I generally agree, except with no.5 - is it that much more complicated to tweet about gays being slaughtered than being denied marriage licenses? 'Easy target' does sum it up, though, like I alluded to in my question.Thanks for taking the time.
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.
Gays have been thrown to their deaths for being gay here in the USA. They have been beaten to death, and discriminated against for centuries. Did you not know this?
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'.
" . . . the Third Reich did not claim to be Jewish/Christian and, in fact, suppressed them . . . "
Yes, I am aware of this, but that wasn't my point.
I'd say the Islamic State, is about as 'Islamic' as the Klu Klux Klan was 'Christian'.
Terrex, if they are true let them show where their atrocities find evidence in the Islamic scripture? And in what way Islam supports their inhuman acts? About Islamic Caliphate pls refer my hub "is it victory..."
Oops, sorry for misunderstanding! What did you mean by
"I think the "Islamic state," is about as "Islamic," as the Third Reich was "Christian" or "Jewish" ?
P.S: Love the screen name - always a fan of Diana/Artemis.
@ Terrex: So glad you like the screen name --- and you k what it means.
Well, Abdus Salaam has already explained it nicely. The Islamic State follows no faith or religion.
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.
Ok,I just went by what you said 15min ago:"Gays have been thrown to their deaths for being gay here in the USA"
Question is,y isn't the media talking abt these ppl?Why aren't u?
Incidentally,a couple of murders at the end of the list are by muslims..
I am for peace Instead of hatred and war. If possible, we should try to put an end to murder for any reason! I would prefer to promote good things instead of harping on death and destruction and hate. We are making progress it's slow.
Most of us are for peace, not war, A-star. I'm all for promoting good things - I just believe promoting the apathy toward the murder of gays by Islamic State when so much is said about Kim Davis is a good thing, and willful ignorance is a bad thing.