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Unequal Treatment of Terror Victims

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Two men hold a sign reading "I am Charlie" and a French flag during a tribute for the victims of the Paris shootings, in Ottawa

The world seems uniquely outraged over the massacre of French cartoonists and writers at a satirical magazine but it’s not easy to explain why.

The journalists had been threatened for years and knew they exposed themselves to danger through their work. That wasn’t true for the 2,000 slaughtered in Nigeria the same week just for the crime of being Christians, or the four Jews killed at a Paris market for the audacity of buying supplies for Sabbath eve.

There’s also no way that 3,000 butchered Americans thought they would provoke Islamic rage by going to work on September 11th. The courage of the French journalists may make them especially sympathetic but it doesn’t make their murder any more horrifying than that of apolitical victims of countless other terrorist atrocities.

This senseless slaughter identifies jihadism as pure blood lust, not a response to western policies or a coherent ideology.

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  1. Bob Caetano  •  Jan 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I tried to call you abt your remarks abt downplaying Belgium’s role in Europe. But your line was always busy. Belgium is the HQS for the European Union & also the HQS for NATO & SHAPE(Supreme HQS Allied Powers Europe) It was also had some big battles in WW2, The Battle of the Bulge. In WW1 it was the sceneof the German gas attack. The Walloons & Flamons seem to be more or less at peace with each other although the bitterness still exists. Before WW1 Flamons could not be officers in the Belgium army. That changed after WW1 when because of their bravery they started to take over governing the country

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