So it would appear that the most important take-home message on social media about yesterday’s siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney is not the fact that two innocent people – barrister Katrina Dawson and cafe manager Tori Johnson – were murdered by an Islamist gunman under the banner of the Islamic State flag.
It’s that lots of left-leaning Australians are today feeling really good about themselves because they’ve shown just how much they care about the plight of the real victims of this crime. No, again, not Katrina and Tori: they’re just collateral damage. The real victims – at least in Twitter hashtag terms – are all those Muslims in Australia who’ve been made to feel slightly uncomfortable as a result of this latest atrocity committed in the name of the Religion of Peace (TM).
DB Cooper was 1st out of the gate with the Tessa Kum story – Hashtag Jamming and the BBC Manufactured and Totally Contrived “#illridewithyou” Nonsense