Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Why not put the blame where it belongs...on the perpetrator!!!

It's pretty much what I expected from the media; instead of putting the blame for last week's attacks in Norway squarely on Anders Behring Breivik, the majority of reports are targeting those who supposedly influenced Breivik. Many even refer to Breivik's alleged Christian extremism, even though he states in his "manifesto" that he's not all that religious nor was he affiliated with any church.

But back to the blame game! The media has singled out certain conservative bloggers critical of radical Islam like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, even going so far as to suggest that such bloggers incite people like Breivik to violence. Robert Spencer proves how ludicrous such an accusation is in this NBC news clip:

A similar situation happened six months ago when the media was falling over themselves trying to assert blame for the shooting at the Gabrielle Giffords gathering in Arizona on Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, both, I'm sure, were thousands of miles away from the shooting site when it occurred. Neither Limbaugh nor Palin pulled the trigger; JARED LOUGHNER PULLED THE TRIGGER!

And so it goes with Anders Behring Breivik; HE set off the car bomb in Oslo and HE shot those people at that camp. The perpetrator's name is NOT Robert Spencer, NOT Pamela Geller, NOT Sarah Palin, NOT even Mickey Mouse; try Anders Behring Breivik!!!

Furthermore, it does a disservice to the victims of a tragedy like this when supposed journalists try to be armchair psychologists and focus primarily on the background and influences of the perpetrator. How about directing some attention to the victims and their families; they're more than just statistics, you know...


Thursday, July 21, 2011

The LAST thing she needs is to bring another lamb to the slaughter!

I found this post on Facebook today on the paged entitled RIP Jessica Mokdad:

  • Wendy Ann Alfetlawi
    i love you jess with all my heart! i really try to be strong, but when i see ur picture it just kills me inside and i cant help but to cry! no child will ever take your place, but i wish GOD willing to remarry and have a healthy baby! it just may help some of this pain i'm feeling! you are my best friend, babes!
Now this really bothered me. I have a feeling I'm going to get flamed for even posting the comment, but whatever!

I'm not going to go into what could have been; that she could have taken a more active role in protecting Jessica. Perhaps Jessica would not have become another statistic like Aqsa Parvez, Noor Almaleki, and the Said sisters; no, Wendy played the role of dutiful wife, perhaps out of fear of her madman husband, and now her daughter is dead!

It's been only a few months since Jessica was brutally gunned down by her stepfather, and now Wendy is talking about remarrying and having another baby??? REALLY???

I know of mothers who would fight tooth and nail to protect their children! This woman chalks up her husband's behavior to "strict parenting"! Now, after Jessica gets a bullet through the head, she's doing a 180 degree turn??? Not to sound facetious, but that's another example of closing the barn door after the horse gets out!

Is Wendy really mourning the loss of her daughter or is she more concerned over whatever fate awaits her husband in the courts? After watching the video below, you decide!

Peace (and may Jessica, Aqsa, Noor, Amina, Sarah, and all the other victims of so-called "honor" killings rest in peace and may they all receive justice!)!