Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sensational news trumped all over the mass media, for the readers' sake.


Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman's hat.

Sometimes it's very hard for me to believe what I read in the newspapers, or in this case blogs. That's what I read from one of this blog news, "MailOnline":

A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims. Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community. The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards – a black dog sitting in a police officer's hat – has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine. The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.

How much truth is in it?

Frankly, I believe very little. Maybe a few Muslims have complained about that postcard featuring the cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat, and not the all Muslim community, but this piece of news has been trumped in sensationalist terms all over the English mass media, anyway.

After reading the whole article I was so outraged that I wanted to post this comment:

Is this world going insane?

Europe is committing a cultural suicide by letting a religion (Islam) that belongs to another era, to dictate their ways of life on us. Is approaching fast a time where Europe's millenary culture in history, will be annihilated by an anachronistic and barbaric mentality. We can't let them decide how can we live in our own homes, if Muslims are offended by the way we conduct ourselves, they have the choice to leave anytime they decide. No one is enforcing them to stay. In our houses, we decide how to rule our lives no one else!

Afterward, I changed my mind because I thought that maybe, maybe, my response was matured after all the news medias' feeding frenzies I was getting on the issues of Muslims and Islam matters. Now I'm realizing, that all of us are getting to a point that anything a Muslim does, or says is getting in the medias' spotlights and we are nourishing our minds on these news' reports, treating them like they were coming from sacred scriptures.

That's wrong, really wrong

But, in the other hand what else can we do. How we can't be unbiased, when all of us what are really hearing from Muslims radicals are these phrases: "Muslims being outraged from something, Israel must die, America and the Western society will be conquered by Islam", over and over like it was a litany.

How can we strike the right balance? Not let ourselves be too naive when all over our heads we are been bombed by these kind of news. That's hard, very hard! We are becoming in this era a generations of gullible.

How we, can let our guards down when the dangers are real, but in the same time keep a fair and reliable prospective on Islam, for our own safeguard? That's a million dollars question.

We are risking to become more racists, and Islamophobics, just because the dreads coming from an Islam that are imposing on our nations' destiny. I believe, all comes to the point that all the medias should keep a fair eye on these matters, and do not publish any rubbish they hands get on, for the explicit intent of drawing more readers for their newspaper's headlines.

Fortunately, any of the big news medias have not published any part of the above story here in the States. I don't know, if they new about this story. Maybe they did, but they didn't published it anyway, just because it wasn't that big of news?

Anyway, all of us should not pay much of attention when we are dealing with such medias' fallacies. Not being too naive, will help all of our causes in keeping all the free and open societies in this new era of global openness, or we'll pay the consequences for these kind of mass media and their fondness on misleading readers when reporting a news, for the sake of money, or just for political ideologies.

An attentive...Red.eVolution

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