The attack on a mosque in Sinai, Egypt on Friday killed over 300 people.
Three hundred people.
Three. Hundred. People.
And while, yes, it has been covered by the news, can you honestly tell me it would be receiving so little coverage if this happened in Europe, or the US?
F**k no! We'd have round-the-clock coverage, special news programmes, and speculation every damned where.
As I'm writing this, (at 5pm GMT on Sat 25th Nov,) the Egypt story is only the 9th 'Most Read' on the BBC News site (the UK's main news site,) behind such history-making stories as 'The early Christmas gift everyone's buying.'
Wtaf is wrong with people?!
The lives of Muslims in Sinai are worth EXACTLY THE DAMNED SAME as those of a white non-Muslim.
We all need to realise this - and the media need to have drummed into their ever-loving ears, all day, every day, until they get the point.
Because this is more 'Missing White Woman Syndrome,' cr*p; it honestly is.
We live in the digital age - the media age - and news outlets need to f**king learn that the way they present things affects the way people think.
And it's important that we don't learn to value one race, religion, nationality, etc., over another.
The media we consume shouldn't be teaching us that one group of people is inherently more worthy of attention than another.
Because a human life is a human life - and we should treat it as such.
I'm going to leave you with the lines to a Linkin Park song, which feel all too relevant right now:
They brush the dust from bulletproof vests away
It's ironic, at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday
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