This brings me to yet another blog on religion (something I don’t really like to do since I believe a person’s religion should never be a matter of discrimination).
I don’t really feel like saying much right now. I guess I am out of words or may be I am just thinking if it is going to make any difference at all or perhaps I am not sure why this really happens. It makes me sad really and I am truly heart broken today.
I was doing a blog on Glamzzle, “Lady Gaga Banned In Indonesia – Wrong Or Justified?” and previously I had done a similar blog on “Lady Gaga And Others Banned In China“.
As I was finding out information to frame the story, I realized how things had been quoted earlier for Ban by China And Ban By South Korea and how different they were quoted for Ban by Indonesia.
I am going to show you how one website quotes the story differently.
While quoting ban in China:
China’s communist rulers have banned Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and the Backstreet Boys’ from their radio playlists ‘to preserve national security’.
The authoritarian Chinese government carefully screens the content of all imported entertainment content for political messages or commentary that runs contrary to its official line.
Entire Story HERE
If you read the entire story, you don’t get to read words such as “Chinese Extremists.” You don’t see any images of Chinese Government nor do you read any word that talks about religion.
While quoting ban in South Korea by Christians:
According to South East Asia Real Time Munarman, who like many Indonesians goes by just one name and is a spokesman for ultra-conservative Islamic Defenders Front, known for its staunch opposition to vice and liberalism, said: ‘Lady Gaga insults all religions. Even Christians in Korea opposed her. She is promoting the worship of Satan.’
There have been protests in South Korea by Christians as well but nothing much has been said on it, no Images have been shown and you don’t read words such as “Christian Extremists.”
Wile quoting a Protest in Philippines by Christians:
“A rally was organized by several Christian youths on Friday in hopes of getting Gaga’s concerts scheduled for next week in Pasay City canceled.”
Entire Story Here
While quoting ban in Indonesia by Muslims:
Provocative pop diva Lady Gaga may be forced to cancel her Indonesia concert after police refused her a permit following protests by Islamic extremists…..
Entire Story Here
You can see how terms such as “Islamic Extremist” has been used and there also is a woman in Nakaab (covered face) holding a sign poster.
This isn’t just this news. I have been looking into this Religious Discrimination from Media from a very long time.
Every time a non muslim man kills his wife, steals a bank or does something wrong, the news headlines are as simple as, “A Man Kills His Wife Over Money In Los Angeles.”
But boy, If that same crime is done by a Muslim, the news headlines go something like, “A Muslim Extremist Kills His Wife Over Money,” and then there is also the reasons mentioned in the headline itself.
When a Non Muslim man kills his Wife, Notice that their religion is never mentioned in throughout the news. The reason is not told in the headlines even thought one of these killings is just because the wife was leaving her husband so he killed her.
But When a Muslim man kills his Wife, Notice that the religion is always mentioned in the headlines. The reason is also mentioned even though it makes up huge headlines.
I have even noticed that words such as “heartlessly”, “brutally” etc are used when quoting a Muslim’s news. And then there is this word “Terrorist” that I mostly see standing tall with “Muslim/Islamic” and never with any other religion.
My question to the media is,
When a Non-Muslim commits a crime, his religion is never put in the headlines or is never referred to as an Extremist but when the same crime is done by a Muslim, why does it become so important for you to mention his religion and titling him as an Islamic Extremist or Muslim Extremist?
P.S: Hoping to see that I am not alone in this.
P.S2 : I guess tomorrow’s headline will be “A Muslim Extremist Objects The Media On Religion Discrimination???”