A sadly unsurprising report by Terry Trippany at Newsbusters (thanks to all who sent this in):
Violence and chaos are terms that are pretty well defined in society. A person tends to conceptualize events tied to such words by visualizing bombs exploding, bullets flying and all commonly associated images from the ravages of war and crime.
But violence is not limited to the media driven coverage that most often captures the readily available public examples of violence. There are plenty of examples of violence that occurs relatively unnoticed to the public eye. Violence such as the quietly executed political and religious persecution that happens in the middle of the night and well away from western cameras. Violence such as the forced recognition of Islamic law by dhimmi slaves and non-religious infidels. These examples, which have plenty of evidence to back them up, are sadly considered non-chaotic because they happen either quietly or with the acceptance of many.
Which makes the BBC characterization of the Islamic takeover of Somalia all that more appalling. Such willingness to ignore the quiet forms of violence and perpetuate the myth that there is a lack of chaos simply because certain crimes against humanity are perpetrated away from the media’s selective eye is an affront to journalistic integrity.
Read it all.