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Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?

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As-Salaam-Alaikum Brothers and Sisters.

The article below raises a good question about the double standards being shown in western media outlets. I would like to hear people's opinions and discuss why is this an issue, do White lives matter more than that of an African or Arab? Throughout the year tragedies in the Middle East involving Yemen and Iraq which unfortunately have had hundreds killed and continues to this day is often overshadowed by mainstream media outlets. 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/double-standards-aren-somalia-171016105300793.html

 

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7 hours ago, Wholehearted Shi'a said:

As-Salaam-Alaikum Brothers and Sisters.

The article below raises a good question about the double standards being shown in western media outlets. I would like to hear people's opinions and discuss why is this an issue, do White lives matter more than that of an African or Arab? Throughout the year tragedies in the Middle East involving Yemen and Iraq which unfortunately have had hundreds killed and continues to this day is often overshadowed by mainstream media outlets. 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/double-standards-aren-somalia-171016105300793.html

 

The media is all about sensationalism, not really about news. They will cover polarizing issues like the shooting in vegas (calling the person who did the shooting mentally ill), or terrorist attacks in London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels by Wahhabis. The point of this coverage isn't to present news, but to escalate political divides in the country. Terrorism gives legitimacy to the right, shootings give legitimacy to the left, this is perfect for a divided society that prevents people from uniting against political elites, the same who also own the media. This issue in Somalia is a case of muslim on muslim attack, you can't exploit divides and there is no agenda you can exploit with this. Few weeks ago, there were floods in India/Nepal/Bangladesh and in Sierra Leone and some other West African nations too, so many people died, but you didn't hear any coverage. The reason is they can't use it for any political agenda.

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