The Synagogue Shootings – What We never Do See Said About Terrorist Acts

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All reporting is obviously partial – no one ever does set aside all of their own views. Even what to report is itself an expression of partiality. The latest outrage, the shooting at the Synagogue in California, is as much as tragedy as the violent deaths in other events around the world. The Christchurch mosque events, the Sri Lankan bombings, those mass shootings at Coptic Churches in Egypt and on and on. Someone might even think that there’s an evil inherent in the human heart.

That said, what is reported and by whom does show where certain basic prejudices lie. This for example, from a report on the Synagogue shootings:

Also quoted are several passages from the Koran, used to justify his beliefs, along with anti-Semitic remarks, the paper reported.

Ah, no, we never do see that said, do we? This:

Also quoted are several passages from the Bible’s New Testament, used to justify his beliefs, along with anti-Semitic remarks, the paper reported.

That we see the one passage and think it normal to do so, that we don’t see the other and also think that normal. Odd, eh?