Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CNN Avoids Mentioning Islam in Segment on 'Honor Killings'

(The photo above is of Amina and Sarah Said, [allegedly] killed by their father in a so-called " honor killing" in Texas on New Years Day 2008. The father is still being sought, and is widely believed to be have fled the country. )

Can you properly discuss the phenomenon of "honor killings" without mentioning Islam? No... but CNN somehow tried very hard to do so. Another example of our liberal mainstream media bending over backward to not offend Muslims or make Islam look bad. Honor killings are are not exclusively a Muslim issue, but they do occur disproportionately in Muslim societies.

...Political correctness run amok.

From Newsbusters.org:

Quite a feat: CNN has pulled off the MSM equivalent of describing a spiral staircase without using one's hands. It has managed to produce a segment on "honor killings" and related violence in the UK . . . without using the word "Muslim" or "Islam." CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon introduced the segment this afternoon at 1:37 PM EDT.

DON LEMON: Women forced into marriages, or killed for having the wrong boyfriend. So-called "honor crimes" are often committed by fathers or brothers when daughters do something that supposedly brings shame on the family. It's on the rise in Britain, and authorities, they are very worried about it. Our Paula Newton reports.

View video here.

(Full article here)

1 comment:

smellincoffee said...

To be fair, I don't think political correctness is the issue here. Would you want to provoke a rabid dog unless you could escape from it or kill it once it was provoked? I think fanatics (religious or political) should be provoked. You can't protect yourself from being bitten by spiders at night if they're allowed to stay hidden.