Not only do #MuslimLivesMatter, they often matter more in the West

screen-shot-2015-02-12-at-4-04-52-pmWithin hours of the discovery of the bodies of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu Salha, 19, local media, such as CBS affiliate WRAL-TV, began covering the story. Yet within those same hours an agenda was launched to bash the West, America and sometimes “white people” as involved in an anti-Muslim conspiracy to downplay the murders…

…[T]he narrative jumped across the ocean to The Independent, where Sabbiyah Pervez claimed “Muslims have been executed but the media ignored it because of their religion”…

…But there wasn’t media silence, in the opposite, the crime got national and international coverage. Despite no evidence emerging that this was part of a white-supremacist Christian extremist plot to murder Muslims, the story was headlined around the world, precisely because the victims were Muslim…

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