My hubby and I were watching News channels this morning on TV and heard one commentator say that seeing Saddam with a noose around his neck was disturbing to Western viewers. OH? But, hey, they even put a cloth around his neck to soften the blow. My husband made the excellent point that in the Middle East, a 16 year old girl was hanged for “promiscuity” and yet, that’s not disturbing??? No one gives them cloths to shield themselves with. No one mentions daily occurrence of women shot, hanged, stoned, or burned to death by their male “owners” nor do they make it the focus of their news stories.
It’s sickening the propaganda coming out of news channels (Al Jazeera included) in the East and West. It’s also sickening the attention given to one man instead of the thousands of women killed daily because of fundamentalist extremists.
Why is this disturbing and why does it promote outrage around the world:
But this does not: