Some Persecuted Arabs are less equal than others

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Some Persecuted Arabs are less equal than others

This morn­ing I men­tioned a spate of anti-​semitic inci­dents in the US that were not con­sid­ered newsworthy.

But appar­ently you don’t have to be a jew to have attacks against you ignored:

Pales­tin­ian secu­rity forces say they arrested two sus­pected Islamic rad­i­cals in the burn­ing of a Christ­mas tree in the north­ern West Bank.

A Pales­tin­ian secu­rity offi­cer said Fri­day the sus­pects set fire Wednes­day to the tree inZ­abab­deh, a Chris­t­ian major­ity vil­lage near Jenin. The offi­cer spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity because he isn’t autho­rized to speak to reporters.

Now you might be say­ing, but DaT­e­chGuy there is an AP story right there, but there is a lot more than meets the eye

It didn’t men­tion that Chris­tians in the West Bank are being per­se­cuted and forced out by Mus­lims, and that this attack was meant to con­tinue that prac­tice. That is essen­tial con­text that AP decided not to men­tion because it vio­lates the media meme of “Chris­tians flee­ing because of Israeli actions” that pop up every year.

But the prob­lem is big­ger than that.

If this story hadn’t been leaked, it would never have been reported

And why:

In other words, out­side of a sin­gle Pales­tin­ian secu­rity offi­cial who wanted the world to hear this story, there is a con­spir­acy of silence among Pales­tini­ans to keep this story of attacks on a Chris­t­ian sym­bol by the Mus­lim major­ity hid­den. Chris­tians don’t talk about it because of fear; Mus­lims don’t talk about it because they want the world to believe that their only prob­lem is Israel’s existence.

In Sep­tem­ber, a church in Beth­le­hem was burned by Mus­lims, accord­ing to locals. The PA claimed it was an elec­tri­cal fire even though local Chris­tians had been threat­ened by Mus­lims. Again, there was a con­spir­acy of silence — a tacit agree­ment between Pales­tin­ian Chris­tians and Mus­lims to not pub­li­cize these incidents.

You see attacks against Pales­tini­ans can safely be ignored, as long as they are done by other Palestinians.

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This morning I mentioned a spate of anti-semitic incidents in the US that were not considered newsworthy.

But apparently you don’t have to be a jew to have attacks against you ignored:

Palestinian security forces say they arrested two suspected Islamic radicals in the burning of a Christmas tree in the northern West Bank.

A Palestinian security officer said Friday the suspects set fire Wednesday to the tree inZababdeh, a Christian majority village near Jenin. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak to reporters.

Now you might be saying, but DaTechGuy there is an AP story right there, but there is a lot more than meets the eye

It didn’t mention that Christians in the West Bank are being persecuted and forced out by Muslims, and that this attack was meant to continue that practice. That is essential context that AP decided not to mention because it violates the media meme of “Christians fleeing because of Israeli actions” that pop up every year.

But the problem is bigger than that.

If this story hadn’t been leaked, it would never have been reported

And why:

In other words, outside of a single Palestinian security official who wanted the world to hear this story, there is a conspiracy of silence among Palestinians to keep this story of attacks on a Christian symbol by the Muslim majority hidden. Christians don’t talk about it because of fear; Muslims don’t talk about it because they want the world to believe that their only problem is Israel’s existence.

In September, a church in Bethlehem was burned by Muslims, according to locals. The PA claimed it was an electrical fire even though local Christians had been threatened by Muslims.  Again, there was a conspiracy of silence – a tacit agreement between Palestinian Christians and Muslims to not publicize these incidents.

You see attacks against Palestinians can safely be ignored, as long as they are done by other Palestinians.

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