March 21, 2012
The media made a big deal out of the first three victims - all soldiers - being Muslims of "North African" descent.
But when I look at these soldiers, I just don't see it. I can't tell whether they are Muslim, Christian or Jewish. Not from appearance. And, maybe it's just me, but I also can't tell their nationality or ethnicity. They could be my American neighbors or my British cousins.
They could be citizens of any nation and followers of any religion. But one thing that was evident by their appearance - they were soldiers.
(Toulouse Victims from left to right: Corporal Abel Chennouf and Paratrooper Imad Ibn Ziaten. The third soldier is in critical condition. Our prayers that he fully recovers.)
Why the media instantly latched on background and religious beliefs can only, in my opinion, be attributed to the mainstream media's political correctness attitude. I have no doubt, playing on their ethnicity and Islamic faith was a deliberate ploy to drum up support for their Neo-Nazi narrative.
But what the media has also done to these brave soldiers is disgraced their honor, their valor, their patriotism, and diminished their very existence in order to push a politically correct multiculturalism agenda.
Shame on the media for further exploiting and victimizing these soldiers and their families.