Friday, June 20, 2014

How men/boys dissappear

Another article that reports on another severe and deadly persecution of Christians in Kenya by Islamic death-squads - and that removes any references to gender when perpetrated against men and boys.
Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today.
The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts.
Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group al-Shabaab - arrived in the town in minibuses at 8pm yesterday before bursting into residents homes, shooting dead any man they thought was not Muslim.
'They came to our house at around 8pm and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims,' said Anne Gathigi. 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head and chest

Magically the men/boys "disappear" as victims - ie they become "people" not men/boys - except when talked about by grieving female relatives who remain alive and able to talk about the atrocities.  Women and girls are always identified as such - usually prefaced by pronouns that magnify their victimhood like "terrorized" or "raped" in stark contrast to "dead" people who will never again breath - or utter an explanation about their brutal murders.

Shame, shame, shame on the the complicit media for perpetuating this disgusting practice.
[see previous post about similar terror group Boko Haram.]

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