Selective Grief & Outrage? ISIS Killed Over 40 In Beirut Hours Before Attacking Paris


“It’s not just Paris we should pray for, it is the world”.

Islamic State militants killed at least 41 and severely injured 239 others in two suicide bombings in Beirut hours before they killed and maimed hundreds in Paris. The bombing was the deadliest in the capital since the end of Lebanon’s civil war in 1990. The Paris massacre was the deadliest attack in France since World War II.

“They targeted civilians, worshippers, women and the elderly. It only targeted those innocent people. This is a satanic terrorist act, carried out by apostates,” Hezbollah MP Bilal Farhat told AP.

“There’s a lot of shattered glass on the street, a lot of blood, and it’s really just a scene of chaos and carnage,” journalist Tamara Qiblawi told CNN shortly after the blasts.

While the world leaders called the terror strike in Paris an “attack on humanity and humanitarian values”; the world was “united to condemn terrorism”; there was social media outrage so much so that Facebook users were given the option to change their profile pictures to support France and the people of Paris; and mainstream media provided blanket 24-hour coverage of the event working overtime to report the minutest of details and flurry of emotions from ground zero, the massive terror attack in Beirut was ignored – by the very “humanity” that stood in solidarity with people of France. The bombings in Lebanon drew no tweet or statements from world leaders, no social media outrage, no 24-hour mainstream media coverage, and no global messages of solidarity and compassion with people of Lebanon.

The world and the media not just ignored the attack on humanity in Beirut, it also failed to notice a hero – Adel Termos – who made a split-second decision that saved countless lives. Termos was at the market with his young daughter. Neither of them survived.

“He tackled him to the ground, causing the second suicide bomber to detonate. There are many many families, hundreds of families probably, who owe their completeness to his sacrifice.”

How do we explain our identification with French suffering and our apparent indifference to Lebanese suffering? How do we explain our indifference to the suffering of people – of color and religion?

A politically incorrect blog by Joey Ayoub hit hard at our selective grief and outrage and double standards to bring home a point:

These have been two horrible nights. The first took the lives of over 40 in Beirut, the second took the lives of over 100 in Paris.

It also seems clear to me that to the world, my people’s deaths in Beirut do not matter as much as my other people’s deaths in Paris.

We’ don’t get a safe button on Facebook. ‘We’ don’t get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users.

‘We’ don’t change policies which will affect the lives of countless innocent refugees.

This could not be clearer.

I say this with no resentment whatsoever, just sadness.

Indian blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh responded to Beirut terror attack with a poem that has since gone viral:

It’s not Paris we should pray for, it is the world. It is a world in which Beirut, reeling from bombings … is not covered in the press. A world in which a bomb goes off at a funeral in Baghdad, and not one person’s status update says ‘Baghdad’ because not one white person died in that fire…

This Google Trends graph shows the bias – and what’s wrong with us – perfectly: Screen-Shot-2015-11-14-at-11.41.31-AM UPDATE: In a Facebook post, Vice President of Growth Alex Schultz sought to tamp down criticism for rolling out the Safety Check feature for Paris and not for Beirut. Alex, however, couldn’t explain activating the color option for Profile pictures for Paris but not for Beirut.

Yesterday, we activated Safety Check in Paris so that people there could let their friends and family know they were…

Posted by Facebook Safety on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Meanwhile, Israeli forces shot over a hundred Palestinians during West Bank and Gaza demonstrations the same day ISIS attacked Paris. According to Ma’an, Israeli forces “used rubber-coated steel bullets and 0.22 caliber bullets against the main instigators” after demonstrators in the occupied Palestinian territory and inside the neighboring Gaza Strip refused to halt. The news is nowhere on the mainstream or social media. Aren’t Palestinians counted as humans?

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  1. Who takes their passport to a “suicide bombing”…?

    The same type that would hijack a airliner with their passport, to be later recovered at the scene as evidence probably?

    And why don’t we just admit that since ISIS is a U.S. proxy force , , that the U.S. in fact attacked France through their proxy/mercenaries ( ), and what for you ask?

    So it’s not beneficial to our DoD foreign policy objectives to mention Beirut. And whether it’s the massive networks, or their network affiliates, they are nothing but mouthpieces of our Military Industrial Complex.

    Though, it’s not even so much that the American people don’t care about what’s going on, it’s just that paying much attention to the media by itself is enough to wear you down. It’s like sitting in a torture chamber and having your will broken to sit through 30 minutes of easily accessible news and information through the mainstream media, and many people are so busy trying to survive they can’t seek out better sources that are ultimately more disheartening. And of course once the mainstream media beats you down, depresses you, and ultimately hypnotizes you, you’re putty in the hands of the network PROGRAMMERS…. Little different from going to military boot-camp where they destroy your whole character and rebuild it anew in the image of the military. Sadly there are many intelligent people you could perfectly well explain the scientific principles and reality behind my assertions to no avail, and besides that, people need mental escape. We all have escapist mentalities, the drug usage rates in our country demonstrate the fact, and escape (trap) even in the form of television and mainstream news PROGRAMMING is something rather difficult for especially older generations to escape from.

    Other than that, we no longer know which “attacks” are real, Beirut, probably real, especially considering it’s omitted from the mainstream narrative. Phony news, the Hegelian Dialectic is not new, and has been used on us for generations.

    Unfortunately, paying much attention to any of these terrorist attacks, staged or otherwise, is a waste of time for most of us, much like typing this out was. People get locked in accomplishing nothing of value, even spreading the information rarely gets through the predetermined confirmation biases of most people. Then you figure what steps are most people taking to free themselves from the control structure, and what level of discomfort are they willing to subject themselves to to free themselves, you realize it’s futile and your best bet is to free yourself. Many ways to go about it, many of them effective, but to be more concise, it begins with independence and self reliance, Gandhi still has lots of lessons to teach. Just know until you free yourself, you’ll never remotely be able to help someone else free themselves. Free to consume and obey is no freedom at all no matter how mesmerizing your entertainment is. And even most of the “rebellion” going on, the protests, the “Anonymous” movement, even among those who really mean well and are legitimate in their motives, they’re just acting as a much needed “controlled burn” releasing the pressure that would otherwise be useful in fomenting a true revolution. Trust the establishment loves the oh-so self validating protest movements that really accomplish nothing but instilling false hope and misdirection down the road to and real freedom from our subjugation.

    Not that the article and point is totally unappreciated, just that a bunch of slaves in denial aren’t going to very well help liberate a bunch of other slaves under current circumstances no matter how much we know about their injustices.

  2. I am a white guy born and bred in the Netherlands and I would like to tell you something.

    It really disgusts me to see how straight up imbecile “the west” acts and reacts to something terrible, I live here because I have been born here and to my pain I haven’t even had a chance to travel around to see for myself how things are in a different part of the world.

    Selective grief is something I just learned about and the phrase says it all. I am truly mad because of all the ignorance I see around me, I type this in extreme frustration because I don’t know what else to do, I am just one tiny guy with his opinions.

    Just know that at least 1 white person in the west sees through the lies, racial segregation and deceit and doesn’t believe a word the powers that be say about anything. My thoughts are with you, you real hero.

  3. because Lebanon is a Muslim country, and Muslims are terrorists that’s why nobody gave a flying fuck. Am I right everyone? :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    • If you honestly think every Muslim is a terrorist,then every Christion is a terrorist,every Jew,every major religion who fought in a holy war at any time- murderers and terrorists. Pull your head out of your ass and realise human beings are human beings and there are psychopaths/sociopaths on every continent.

      • DOnt waste your words on that fool. That fat fuck would only understand if people all around the world started saying whatever his religion is (CRISTIANITY I GUESS) A TERRORIST.


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