Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Questionable Picture Choice

I know that we don't generally talk about radical vs non radical Islam in America much on this blog, but many other Zionist blogs do, so if you've read them you probably already know about the controversy surrounding Lowe's and its decision to stop advertising for the reality show All American Muslim. Huffington Post blogger Ahmed Rehab published a response to it and what caught my eye was this choice of picture, originally posted on his website:

Yep, that's a star and crescent being pinned to someone's suit in an obvious reference to how the Nazis would pin Stars of David to the clothes of Jews to mark them as such. In other words, the Huffington Post editors consider a controversy over a television show to be on par with the Holocaust. I don't know if Mr. Rehab was the one who decided to include the picture in his article, but I for one strongly don't agree with that decision.

Also noteworthy is that no one in the talkback thread (at least as far as I can tell) had something to say about the picture. Now I should probably clarify what I mean: It's not that I have a problem with the choice of picture. It's not an appropriate reaction to the events in the article, of course, but that's hardly a new aspect of journalism.

What bothers me is that if a Jewish person published a picture like that on an article about anti-Semitism, we'd get a thousand comments shrieking about how "it was a long time ago" and "this is not at all similar," and so on and so forth. Despite the reality that anti-Semitism is many times more prevalent in America than anti-Islamic hatred. Don't say that wouldn't happen because we've seen it many times before. But I guess Muslims get a free pass to mine the Holocaust for sympathy. On the Huffington Post, at least.

1 comment:

  1. "Despite the reality that anti-Semitism is many times more prevalent in America than anti-Islamic hatred."

    You apparantly don't count the victims of the war on terrorism in your figures


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