A recent report in the MyWay News site reported that Afghani protestors targeted a U.S. military base in response to the cartoons of Muhammad (that can be seen in their entirety HERE). Of course, the article's headline did not reflect that the protestors were in a southern Afghani province marked for it's instability and Taliban ties. That information was included in the body of the article, but someone merely reading the headline would have completely missed that vital information.
However, this does bring up the question of why this was considered front-page news. The fact that the Afghanis in that particular province are not particularly firendly to the US is not news. Annd the fact that the cartoons are being protested in violent ways aroudnt eh world is not news. This particular article sheds no light, and in fact merely aids the Muslim protestors in making their anger public. So what? According to one of the protestors, the United States "is the leader of Europe and the leading infidel in the world," said Sher Mohammed, a 40-year-old farmer who suffered a gunshot wound while taking part in the demonstration in the city of Qalat.
"They are all the enemy of Islam. They are occupiers in our country and must be driven out," Mohammed said.
WWho is an infiedl again? You would thin that the Press would remember that only if you accept Islams' idea that Muslims are the Chosen People that the rest of us are infidels. It is equally correct for those of us who are NOT Muslim to call Muslims infidels, and we would be correct. So why won't the Press accept that Christianity and Judaism or even Buddhism are equal tenets to Islam? But yet, they seem to already wish to don the garb of dhimmitude.
I sometimes wonder how anyone can trust the mainstream news organizations, as their attempts to obscure the actual facts and their even hevier-handed attempts to fit news into their own anti-American, anti-capitalist worldview make it impossible to believe anythign that they say. It is particularly amusing that these scribblers, few of whom possess any skills that would allow them to succeed in areal discipline (such as engineering, or even history) and who would be the first targets of the Muslim extremists that they do everything in thyeir power to assist, have such a limited understanding of the events on which they report. And yet they continue to insist that we should give them the power to determine what the rest of us should think. I think not.
Hat tip to Matt Drudge.