Cutter wrote on Sep 28, 2010, 21:37:
I agree, if it was the Book of Mormon, or Koran, most people wouldn't care.
Its a behavior that you'll find isn't restricted to discussions on the internet, its widespread, for instance the media LOVES to cover negative stories about Christians or Jews, but often tries to avoid negative stories about other religions.
Pfft, smoke another bowl of crack. If this was based on the Koran people would be screaming 'Bloody Murder' and calling it a terrorist training simulator. And the vast majority of media, much like any politician will bend over backward to not say even the slightest criticism against Israel or jews anywhere. And compared to the negative slant they give Islam, they barely touch the Xtians even when they deserve it.
Lets see... last big islamic news story I recall is about the koran burning. You know the one where everyone was saying (ranging from SS/FBI to obama himself, and of course everyone in the media) "No don't burn it, you'll upset the muslims"
Thats certainly not a negative slant. A negative slant of the story towards islam would have been "burn it! who cares about what they think, and besides its freedom of speech and freedom of religion."
The media would have been much smarter to just leave the entire story alone. Some random crazy whack job of a pastor of a tiny random crazy church somewhere in florida (you know the state that has their own category on Fark) burning a koran, who cares. Its only because the media went nutzoid over it that it became something more.
Just to be clear, I think the entire idea of burning ANY religious text is whack, and that the pastor was whack. The media made the whole thing into a far bigger spectacle than it should have been, and vastly increased the likelyhood of a negative reaction among muslims. I mean comeon, we've seen how they react to things like those cartoons, do we really need to go out of our way to antagonize a big chunk of the world population?This comment was edited on Sep 28, 2010, 22:40.