The New York Times managed to put out a news piece on a kidnapping of two Americans and two Canadians which contains a clear lie of omission.We need a new term for this.
Maybe gap-information? Or Lapse information? But a neologism is necessary for sure to describe what the post-modern and Muslim leaning press has become.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through the Nigerian state of Kaduna, kidnapping them and killing two police officers, a state police spokesman said Wednesday.
The visitors were heading south from Kafanchan in Kaduna to the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday night when they were ambushed around Kagarko, the Kaduna state police spokesman, Mukhtar Aliyu, said.
“The two police escorts attached to them engaged the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in the unfortunate death of the two police officers,” Mr. Aliyu said.
The Americans and Canadians are investors setting up solar stations in villages around Kafanchan, Mr. Aliyu said.
Security officers, including an anti-kidnapping unit, have been sent to the area to try to rescue the abductees, he said.”
The article continues on to mention a German pair that was also kidnapped without saying anything meaningful about by who or what. Just by some Niigerian Herdsman on a sort of jaunt, The way Portuguese people might just break out playing Fado.
Now lets look at the demography of the North of Nigeria. Although the article does not say the kidnapping was in the North, ABC News does:
Nigeria is nearly equally divided between Christianity and Islam. The majority of Nigerian Muslims are Sunni and are concentrated in the northern, central and south-western zones of the country, while Christians dominate in some central states( especially Plateau and Benue states), and the south-east and south-south regions. Other religions practiced in Nigeria include African Traditional Religion, Hinduism, Bahai, Judaism, The Grail Message, and the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity
Islam of course, has as one of its central doctrines, the time honoured tradition of kidnapping unbelievers for ransom. Something the Somali pirates are quite adept at.
How odd that all the media would fail to mention who kidnaps these people and why.
Also notice that the Canadian and Americans who were kidnapped most recently were there to set up solar electric stations,using technology invented and developed in the West, and the services from which, the locals would likely benefit greatly.
Instead, any attempt at development is met instead, with the short term strategy of ransoming for the few, those who would create long term gains for the many.
We can’t know for certain that this is an islamic thing. But we can know for certain that the government-media complex has a policy of deliberately shielding Islam from blame for its own actions, even to the extent of arresting people in some European countries who speak plainly about it.
So given the tiny amount of research into Nigerian demographics I did, its more than just a reasonable assumption.
H/T Wrath of Khan