replugging this because the recent terror attack in a masjid in New Zealand has once again revealed media hypocrisy. This is a work of fiction. Having said that, it is not intended as "humor". There is nothing humorous about 149 people being killed. The only reason to publish the blog post is to reflect on the hypocrisy and duplicity of media outlets and the people in general.
The recent bewildering plane crash of the Germanwings Flight 9525 is extremely condemnable and sad. No sane person could commit suicide and kill 149 other people as well… Unless he happened to be a Muslim. Then he is definitely not insane.
The moment the news started resurfacing that it was the co-pilot who deliberately crashed the plane in the Alps, taking his life along with 149 other passengers, including the pilot and flight attendants with himself, there was a slight murmur of this startling act being related to terrorism. However it was all hushed up when the authorities revealed the identity of the co-pilot. The Co-pilot, much to the dismay of the news-hungry media, turned out to be a non-Muslim who did not have any relations to a Muslim, hell even his mailman wasn’t one. Safe to say there was no Muslim in his family if you retrace his lineage.
I can say that without doubt because if it had been, the newspaper reporting would have been extremely different and the authorities investigating the crash would not be mourning how an “anxious, burnout, depressed” person was allowed to co-pilot the tragic Flight 9525. As I was reading the reports that were coming in from the media giants, I wondered if Godforbid the co-pilot was a Muslim, how the authorities investigating it would react and how the media outlets would break the news.
Here are top 25 newspaper headlines that would have been published in an alternate universe if the Germanwings co-pilot was a Muslim.
No one had to struggle to find why a seemingly healthy NON-MUSLIM WHITE individual crashed a plane full of people if he was a Muslim.
The headline too would have read something like:
Co-Pilot in Germanwings Terrorist Attack was a Terrorist
Because you know…only Muslims are lunatics who savagely murder innocent people… and the Co-Pilot wasn’t one so yeah I can see why everyone’s struggling to call him the T-word. And to honor his depressed memory, he won’t be labelled at all except “depressed” because you know that’s not a sin. Being a Muslim is.
Only one headline seem to get it right: Don’t Blame it on Depression – There is no study on correlation of depressed individuals going on a killing spree, but there is one that suggests that they are not depressed, lunatic or maniac murderers if they are Muslims.