Why did the so-called mainstream media, or MSM, widely disseminate the picture of Alan Kurdi—the three-year-old Syrian child who drowned in the Mediterranean—while never publishing pictures of other Middle Eastern children, especially Christians, who, worse than accidentally drowning, were intentionally murdered?
Raymond Ibrahim Did you, for instance, ever see this more recent picture? This little boy was murdered a few weeks ago, on March 27 — Easter Sunday — when Islamic suicide bombers, targeting Christians, attacked a crowded park, killing dozens of people, mostly women and children. (Omitted by the MSM)
What about this baby in diaper, lying dead under a church pew? He—along with some 60 Christian worshippers—was killed when Islamic jihadis attacked their church service in Baghdad in 2010. (Omitted by the MSM)
Muslims in Bangladesh sprayed bullets into the head of Prof. Muhari, a renowned Bangladeshi Hindu educator. (Omitted by the MSM)
Did you see this picture? It was of the “youngest hostage” captured by ISIS/Freedom Fighters after they took the predominantly Christian town of Kessab, Syria, in 2014. Based on precedent, he’s likely dead now. (Omitted by the MSM)
How about the little Christian girl who was beheaded in her party dress by ISIS in Iraq? (Omitted by the MSM)
What about this 12-year-old Coptic Christian girl — also found lying dead on the Mediterranean coast? She was abducted and murdered in Libya last year, soon after the U.S.-supported jihadis who ousted Gaddafi issued a “reward” for anyone finding and killing Christians. Her parents were also murdered for the same reason. (Omitted by the MSM)
What of this 12-year-old Pakistani Christian girl? She was raped and murdered by a Muslim manwho wasn’t even convicted, as happens regularly in Pakistan whenever a Muslim abuses or murders a Christian. (Omitted by the MSM)
Christian children are not the only ones to be slaughtered by Muslim jihadis for being subhuman “infidels.” The child below was executed in Syria in 2012 by “freedom fighters”—today more commonly known as “ISIS”—for being the son of Shia (who are seen as “infidels” no less than Christians. (Omitted by the MSM)
Back to our original question: why did the MSM—which you now know habitually ignores images of children killed for being non-Muslim “infidels”—publish and widely disseminate the image of a child who accidentally drowned? Simple: For a desired effect. For a political agenda. In this case, to prompt “sympathy and outrage at the inaction of developed nations in helping refugees,” as one report put it.
And it worked.
Thus, French president François Hollande phoned a number of “European leaders after the images [of Kurdi] were circulated in the media and told the leaders that the picture must be a reminder of the world’s responsibility against refugees.”
Action followed words. Because of the widely disseminated image of that unfortunate child, countless more Muslim “refugees”—mostly single adult males, some ISIS operatives and sympathizers—were received into Western nations, whose heartstrings were sufficiently pulled, than might have otherwise.
And that’s the reason—the desired effect—that prompted the “mainstream media” to disseminate the image of Alan Kurdi far and wide.
If the mainstream media had intended to be “fair and balanced,” the pictures you just saw, likely for the first time, would have been deemed more newsworthy than the picture of Alan. After all, they depict children who were intentionally killed by Islam-inspired hate, whereas Kurdi died accidentally.
For those who still need it spelled out: the MSM’s primary function is to normalize and popularize certain narratives that pave the way for certain political agendas. These narratives often have nothing to do with reality and exist solely to cause much of the populace to support policy.
In this case, the narrative/political agenda is to maintain the farce that Islam is inherently peaceful and that the West is responsible for taking in millions of Muslim “refugees.”
The above pictures of Christian and other “infidel” children mutilated and murdered by Muslims destroy that narrative, so you never got to see them before.
But now you have them, along with access to social media and contact information for mainstream outlets. Let’s see how they respond.