Saturday, March 16, 2019

NY Times Promotes Hate Speech

In the opinion section of yesterday's NY Times is an op-ed (pay-walled) about the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The subtitle is, "All those who have helped to spread the worldwide myth that Muslims are a threat have blood on their hands."

The author says the white nationalist who committed the massacre was inspired by the millions of people the author includes in the quoted subtitle. Not even once does the author use a quantifier such as no, some, few or all next to "Muslims." Does he want us believe that no Muslim is ever a threat? The author exemplifies the absence of thinking about individuals, and only about amorphous collectives. He never mentions that any Muslim, even the 9/11 highjackers-murderers, was or is a threat. Moreover, anyone who has ever condemned any Muslim terrorist-murderer "has blood on his hands." That includes me. By his innuendos condemning even one Muslim is tantamount to condemning every Muslim and abetting crimes against Muslims. Most of the article is hate speech towards anyone has ever had a negative thing to say about any particular Muslim or Islam. Moreover, it is hate speech promoted by the NY Times.

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