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 Mideast children who, worse than accidentally drowning, were intentionally murdered?
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.
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 (click here to see what happened to the adults—including the Muslim suicide bombers).
Did you see this picture?
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. (More graphic images of her mutilated face here.)
What of this 12-year-old Pakistani Christian girl?
She was raped and murdered by a Muslim man who wasn’t even convicted, as happens regularly in Pakistan whenever a Muslim abuses or murders a Christian.
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).
This toddler girl was reportedly chained and made to watch her Shia parents being executed. Based on another extremely graphic picture, her heart may have been later carved out by the “rebels.”
The above pictures are only a small sampling of Christian and other “infidel” children killed by Islamic supremacists. Much more graphic images are available (such as the beheaded and mangled corpse of a very young Buddhist girl in Thailand).
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.” British Prime Minister David Cameron said he felt “deeply moved” by the picture, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny found it “absolutely shocking,” and so on. “Shame on us all for the death of Aylan Kurdi”—the title of an op-ed—was the dominant theme.
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