And then compare it with what I'm about to show you!
And then think!
TURKEY Mine Disaster protest pictures in the media:
- Turkey Coal Mine Explosion: Police Open Fire on Protesters
- Turkish Mine Disaster Draws Protest to Istanbul's Taksim Square
- Turkey mine disaster: aide to PM pictured kicking protester
- Turkey: miners and mourners scorn government that 'laughs at our pain'
- Turkey mine disaster: police use riot tactics at protests about mine safety
- Turkish Government Official Accused of Kicking Man at Mine Protest
- Another summer of unrest for Turkey?
- Turkey's prime minister is accused of punching a mourner in the aftermath of the country's worst ever mining disaster
- Erdogan reacts like a loose cannon
- Turkey's Erdogan problem
- In mining tragedy, Erdogan doesn't learn from past mistakes
- Not easy for Erdoğan to play the victim in Soma
Now, some pictures from the Egyptian protests which were forcibly cleared up by the Egyptian army under the orders of Gen. Abdel Fatah Al Sisi:
And then check out the media headlines regarding these pictures:
- Egyptian Army Clears Muslim Brotherhood Protest Camps
- Egypt: Security Forces Have Cleared A Cairo Mosque
- Egypt forces clear Cairo mosque of protesters - Al Jazeera
- Egyptian forces clear Cairo mosque of protesters amid violent demonstrations
- Egypt troops clear Morsi protests: Wednesday August 14
- Egypt authorizes police use of deadly force after defiant Muslim Brotherhood protesters torch government buildings
- Egyptian forces clear Tahrir Square - Al Arabiya News
- Egypt: Gunfire Exchanged At Besieged Mosque - Sky News
- Egyptian forces start to clear pro-Morsi protest camp
- At least 120 Morsi supporters reported killed in Egypt clashes
- With dozens dead, U.S. tells Egypt to pull 'back from the brink'
- BBC News - As it happened: Egypt camps stormed - BBC.com
The point to be noted here is the gentleness with which media reports show the bloodiest of massacres. If you want more examples of those, I could have posted the barrel bombing of the Syrian regime and how gently reprimanding the media and western officials are.
And when it comes to a kick by the aide of a PM in Turkey, or water cannons shot at protesters (which doesn't kill anybody by the way), the media goes crazy and all hyper about Erdogan and how cruel he is, and how unpopular and what not.
It's just their own desires and wishes being manifested through their actions. If only the Muslims would open the eyes, see through the facade of "civilized responses" and be active about reporting injustices fairly - and reporting justice fairly.
Unfortunately, we close our eyes and follow the mainstream - and start condemning what the mainstream is condemning. Why are we so afraid to challenge the status quo?
A hadith comes to mind:
Bada Al-Islamu ghariban wa sa ya-’udhu ghariban kama bada`aa fa tooba lil ghuraba
(Islam began as something strange and it will return strange as it began, so glad tidings for the strangers).