The New York Times wrote an article on October 25, 2021 which showed how the paper can feel empathy with victims of terrorism, at least when the victims are not Israeli Jews.
In an article called “Taliban Pay Homage to Suicide Bombers, Purveyors of Agony,” the Times described how the Taliban gives honor to people who slaughter civilians for their cause. The headline captured the universally understood pain from these “purveyors of agony,” and the article described how the pain suffered from the victims was compounded when they saw how the Taliban venerated the killers. It quoted several Afghans who suffered from the violence, and gave their pained voices a platform.
The Times takes the opposite approach regarding Israeli victims of terror.
Consider the July 3, 2018 Isabel Kershner article titled “Israel Penalizes Palestinians for Payments to Prisoners and ‘Martyrs’.” The title inverted victim and perpetrator by making Israel the party that “penalizes Palestinians” for rewarding terrorism. Not one victim of the Islamist terror was quoted in the article.
Another Kershner article from March 11, 2010 was called “Palestinians Honor a Figure Reviled in Israel as a Terrorist.” That header made it seem that only Israel believed that the murderer of 38 civilians – 13 of whom were children – was a terrorist. The Palestinian Authority named squares after the murderer, Dalal Mughrabi, and has since named several girl schools after this terrorist. No Israeli families devastated by the terrorism were featured in the article.
For the Times, people in Afghanistan suffered from actual terrorism and the media outlet gave their agony an outlet. But would not for Israeli Jews.
Consider further the November 20, 2020 article “Seeking Restart With Biden, Palestinians to Pare Prisoner Payments.” Rather than give a voice to Israeli victims of terror, the Times posted a picture of Palestinians walking around rubble after their home was demolished for supporting terror – portraying the Palestinians as victims rather than the murdered Israelis.
Islamic extremists – whether in Afghanistan, Gaza or the West Bank – are consistent in honoring their terrorists with naming schools and public squares after the killers, and with ‘martyr’ payments to their families. The New York Times is similarly reliable in expressing empathy for non-Jewish victims of Islamic terror, and for using the topic of murdered Jews as an opportunity to discuss the plight of Palestinians. #NYTimes(((JewsKvetchAboutPerceivedTerrorism)))
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