We at ICC are very familiar with the persecution of Christians around the world via Islam and Muslims. It is pervasive, consistent, and historical. We are always either amused or frustrated by the media’s treatment (or non-treatment) of persecution in general and Islam in particlular.
Four Rules for the Media In Dealing With Islam
Here is a piece from Western Resistance that sums up what we continually see in the media regarding Islam.
Unstated Premise 1; hate is always bad, except when it isnt:
The articles title is telling: Are bloggers against hate, or feeding it? The writer examines in great detail how the actions of bloggers either lead or might lead to hatred against Muslims, but no attention is paid to hatred by Muslim themselves, or to the message of Islam. Only hatredor hatredby non-muslims is worth reporting.
Unstated Premise 2; Comments by non-muslims should be examined, comments by Muslims accepted uncritically:
The message of Muslim spokesmen is never critically examined in the piece, while the message of their critics, well….
Unstated Premise 3; There is such a thing as Moderate Islam:
The existence of Moderate Islam, a great, wonderful doctrine that will save us all, is assumed away; it is never looked for, let alone found. The History and Theology of Islam is conveniently ignored.
Unstated Premise 4; The Government is Always Right, when it agrees with us: Ill give you the passage:
Daniel Sutherland of the Department of Homeland Security said the government is more interested in forging bonds with Muslims.
There is no clash of civilizations going on here, there is no us and them, he said.
Stop the presses, a guy from the Department of Homeland Security repeated the Governments official view, it must be true! It amazes me how reporters capable of unbound skepticism of the Government in some areas, become willing peddlers of the official line when that line agrees with the Islam is a Religion of Peace canard.
That doesnt cover all the premises, but you get the idea. The problem does not lie with Ms. Rosenbaums faults as a reporter, however many they might be. (She is, as far as I can discern, a gracious interviewer, and an obviously empathic individual.) The obstacle standing before us is the official line offered by the Press at large, Academia, both major Political Parties in the U.S. , and almost everybody in a position of authority in our societies.
It will take an enormous effort to break through those barriers. But it is not impossible. Whatever the odds, we must move ahead with our mission, confident that truth will prevail: the future of our Civilization, the world in which our children will live, is at stake.