NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings'

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    NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings'

    It is the religion that dare not speak its name...at least on NBC News and at the Associated Press among other politically correct circles. Both media outlets reported on a verdict in an "honor killings" case in Canada while managing to avoid mentioning a certain religion whose name starts with "M." To watch or read both reports, you would think that "honor killings" was some sort of bizarre ritual limited to the family in question or perhaps a few other members of an unidentified "patriarchal culture." (NBC had a liberal professor pontificating about evil powerful men in general, you see...)
    Honor killings are far from rare worldwide.
    First the AP report on the MSNBC site which does mention a religion but not the one you think:


    KINGSTON, Ontario — A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor."

    The jury took 15 hours to find Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians from coast to coast.

    A religion is finally mentioned in the report but only the one in which is politically correct to do so:

    The prosecution said her parents found condoms in Sahar's room as well as photos of her wearing short skirts and hugging her Christian boyfriend, a relationship she had kept secret...

    On NBC News:

    BRIAN WILLIAMS:
    A verdict has been reached in a murder case that's gotten a lot of attention because it involved so-called honor killings of family members by family members. In this case an Afghan family living in Canada. It is a culture clash getting a lot of attention to our north. NBC's Kevin Tibbles has the story.


    Culture clash? And what culture would that be? Brian Williams leaves us in the dark as does reporter Kevin Tibbles.

    KEVIN TIBBLES: Three teenage sisters murdered because of how they wanted to live their lives. Dress like westerners, use the internet, meet boys. Also killed, their father's first wife, by a strict religious family that felt it had been disgraced.

    A "strict religious family" yet Tibbles bizarrely neglects to mention that religion.


    ...The kneejerk liberal response of "Christians are mean, too" in 3...2...1

    The rough equivalent would be the media giving the story about a person burning the Koran, without mentioning he was a fanatic Christian preacher.... 


    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2012/01/30/nbc-ap-avoid-m-word-report-about-honor-killings#ixzz1l3nQuGKO

     
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    Quite a moonbat fan club, have I.
     
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    In Response to NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]It is the religion that dare not speak its name...at least on NBC News and at the Associated Press among other politically correct circles. Both media outlets reported on a verdict in an "honor killings" case in Canada while managing to avoid mentioning a certain religion whose name starts with "M." To watch or read both reports, you would think that "honor killings" was some sort of bizarre ritual limited to the family in question or perhaps a few other members of an unidentified "patriarchal culture." (NBC had a liberal professor pontificating about evil powerful men in general, you see...) Honor killings are far from rare worldwide. First the AP report on the MSNBC site which does mention a religion but not the one you think: KINGSTON, Ontario — A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a "twisted concept of honor." The jury took 15 hours to find Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians from coast to coast. A religion is finally mentioned in the report but only the one in which is politically correct to do so: The prosecution said her parents found condoms in Sahar's room as well as photos of her wearing short skirts and hugging her Christian boyfriend, a relationship she had kept secret... On NBC News: BRIAN WILLIAMS: A verdict has been reached in a murder case that's gotten a lot of attention because it involved so-called honor killings of family members by family members. In this case an Afghan family living in Canada. It is a culture clash getting a lot of attention to our north. NBC's Kevin Tibbles has the story. Culture clash? And what culture would that be? Brian Williams leaves us in the dark as does reporter Kevin Tibbles. KEVIN TIBBLES: Three teenage sisters murdered because of how they wanted to live their lives. Dress like westerners, use the internet, meet boys. Also killed, their father's first wife, by a strict religious family that felt it had been disgraced. A "strict religious family" yet Tibbles bizarrely neglects to mention that religion. ...The kneejerk liberal response of "Christians are mean, too" in 3...2...1 The rough equivalent would be the media giving the story about a person burning the Koran, without mentioning he was a fanatic Christian preacher....  Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2012/01/30/nbc-ap-avoid-m-word-report-about-honor-killings#ixzz1l3nQuGKO
    Posted by BetheKoolaid[/QUOTE]

    They are Mormons?

    I don't understand?
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : They are Mormons? I don't understand?
    Posted by zippit[/QUOTE]


    It's the Amish doing all the honor killings.  MSNBC was afraid that if they called them out, they would jump in their carriages, and weeks later, arrive at the MSNBC studios to protest.
     
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    [QUOTE]Umm, maybe because religion isn't the predominant reason for honor killings and may not be the reason behind these murders. So called honor killings happen irregardless of religion, class or ethnicity. Khan blames it on attitudes (across different classes, ethnic and religious groups) that view women as property with no rights of their own as the motivation for honor killings. Khan also argues that this view results in violence against women and their being turned “into a commodity which can be exchanged, bought and sold.” The practice, she said, "goes across cultures and across religions." In predominantly Hindu-influenced India, for example, more than 5,000 brides die annually because their dowries are considered insufficient, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Crimes of passion, which are treated extremely leniently in Latin America, are the same thing with a different name. Complicity by other women in the family and the community strengthens the concept of women as property and the perception that violence against family members is a family and not a judicial issue. "Women are considered the property of the males in their family irrespective of their class, ethnic, or religious group. The owner of the property has the right to decide its fate. The concept of ownership has turned women into a commodity which can be exchanged, bought and sold." http://www.unl.edu/rhames/courses/212/readings/honor-kil-ng.pdf
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]

    um, YEAH, RIGHT.
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]Why would a so-called "news" organization decide to omit the name of the religion in the story about a crime where religion is at the heart of the story?
    Posted by Newtster[/QUOTE]

    Who decided it's the "heart of the story"...?  You...??

    Maybe the perp was just a crazy person who happened to be of the islamic faith.

    Such crimes of passion are hardly exclusive to muslims.
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : Who decided it's the "heart of the story"...?  You...?? Maybe the perp was just a crazy person who happened to be of the islamic faith. Such crimes of passion are hardly exclusive to muslims.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    So, because honor killing happen elsewhere it is not a problem, a significant one at that, in Islamic societies?

    I guess I agree to a point.  After all, are not most abortions honor killings?  After all, that the fetus lives seen as a scourge to the mother, violating her honor by its mere existence, right?
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : Who decided it's the "heart of the story"...?  You...?? Maybe the perp was just a crazy person who happened to be of the islamic faith. Such crimes of passion are hardly exclusive to muslims.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Again, yeah right!

    Are you being dense on purpose?

    Why do some people refuse to call a spade-a spade, oops there I go again.

    someone will get mad at me now.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : They are Mormons? I don't understand?
    Posted by zippit[/QUOTE]

    Methodists.

    You know about the high rate of honor killings in the methodist community, don't you?

     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : So, because honor killing happen elsewhere it is not a problem, a significant one at that, in Islamic societies? Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]


    No, the point is that, in this country, more domestic violence is caused by self-proclaimed "christians" than is caused by muslims - even, I'd wager, on a per capita basis.

    There's no excuse for it, much less a religious one, so it doesn't make sense to treat the perp as a muslim first and a murderer second.
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : Are you being dense on purpose? Why do some people refuse to call a spade-a spade, oops there I go again. someone will get mad at me now.
    Posted by zippit[/QUOTE]

    No, I'm offering a perspective that clearly has not occurred to you.

    'Honor killings' - like terrorism - are simply not an acceptable practice to the overwhelming majority of muslims who live in modernized societies like ours, so they are no more likely to commit acts of domestic violence than adherents of any other religion.
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : Methodists. You know about the high rate of honor killings in the methodist community, don't you?
    Posted by StalkingButler[/QUOTE]

    How about the high rate of domestic abuse among christians in general?
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : No, the point is that, in this country, more domestic violence is caused by self-proclaimed "christians" than is caused by muslims - even, I'd wager, on a per capita basis. There's no excuse for it, much less a religious one, so it doesn't make sense to treat the perp as a muslim first and a murderer second.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    .My original post says
    "..The kneejerk liberal response of "Christians are mean, too" in 3...2...1.."

    .....and there it is, in all its ludicrousness !
    Un believeable. 

    So, by that logic , child molesting priests should just be labelled "child molesters"  and not mention their religion... 




     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : How about for every crime, every murder, every breach of law the press is mandated to include the religion of the perpetrator? That way, at the end of the year, each side can add up the numbers, assign a point system to each crime and then declare a particular religion persona non grata and banish it from the country. It would be an adjunct to the 'tough on crime' dogma of the wingnuts. 
    Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]


    How about this:  Identify every crime, murder, breach of law done under the banner of religion.  then at the end of the year we can add them up, and compare.

    Most religions I think we will be able to count on one hand.

    I think one religion in particular is going to run out of fingers.
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : .My original post says "..The kneejerk liberal response of "Christians are mean, too" in 3...2...1.." .....and there it is, in all its ludicrousness ! Un believeable.  So, by that logic , child molesting priests should just be labelled "child molesters"  and not mention their religion... 
    Posted by BetheKoolaid[/QUOTE]

    NO.  And not surprised that you don't get it.

    The priests are supposed to put god first, so they are priests first, pedophiles second.

    Nobody could say convincingly that catholic priests are more prone toward pedophilia than the general population, however they are an extreme subset of society, just like a jihadist or imam is an extreme subset of islamic society.
     
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    Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings'

    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : How about the high rate of domestic abuse among christians in general?
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    I thought that we were talking about honor killings? Hey, you're not trying to change the subject, are you?

    Well, let's go then:

    What about the high rate of domestic abuse among athiests? socialists? wiccans? druids? "liberation theology" churches, NFL players? federal government workers? Aid workers in Nigeria?

    W T F does any of this have to do with honor killings?

     
     
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    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : I thought that we were talking about honor killings? Hey, you're not trying to change the subject, are you? Well, let's go then: What about the high rate of domestic abuse among athiests? socialists? wiccans? druids? "liberation theology" churches, NFL players? federal government workers? Aid workers in Nigeria? W T F does any of this have to do with honor killings?  
    Posted by StalkingButler[/QUOTE]

    It's just another form of domestic violence against women.

    Ideology is just an excuse, whether its 'islamic law' or the equally outdated notion that "women should at all times be subservient to men"
     
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    Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings'

    In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings':
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NBC, AP Avoid 'M-word' in Report About 'Honor Killings' : It's just another form of domestic violence against women. Ideology is just an excuse, whether its 'islamic law' or the equally outdated notion that "women should at all times be subservient to men"
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    The liberal classic dodge ....dont be judgmental of anything , since Americans are  worse than any other country.
    Islam vs Christianity?  Liberals will choose Islam ,every time!

    Americans are rotten and terrible...we suck.
    In fact, it is our fault for these honor killings.
     
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