Little Green Footballs

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Enslaved!

It's a sordid tale of abuse in which two young women are held as slaves for 13 years. Iran? Saudi? Southall? No, North Carolina:

US police are searching for a woman who allegedly kept two British girls as slaves for 13 years.

Mercedes Farquharson, 60, made Jasmine and Holly Lloyd work 20 hours a day at her North Carolina home until they were freed in December, police said.

She is wanted on three counts of involuntary servitude, police in Monroe, North Carolina, say.

Read it all and ask yourself why Charles F Johnson isn't interested: could it be the lack of a 'Mooooslim' angle?

4 comments:

Admiral Allan Ackbar said...

I would like to know why this is relevant?

Could it be that you are trying to create some kind of moral equivalence between the Saudi Royal Familys long history of slavery? Like when Hana Al Jader (Prnice Turki's wife) was arrested in Boston. Or the lawsuit filed waaaay back in 1991 by two Sri Lankans against Abdulaziz and his wifey Nora?

Perhaps the fact that some mentally ill woman was missed by the social services in the US puts their morals on a level with those of Sheikh Saleh Ibn Fawzan, member of the fiqh committee in Makkah, also the Imaam, khateeb and teacher at the Prince Mut'ib Ibn 'Abdul-'Azeez Masjid in al-Malzar, who stated clearly in 2004 that

"Slavery is part of Islam."

Maybe you are just suggesting that lgf is slightly biased in their reporting. Is there a problem with this? I prefer to read biased opinions from a broad media than a narrow, PC, rose tinted one...

MJ said...

Case in point.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=19954_Sydney_Gang_Rapists_Get_More_Jail_Time&only

Two rapists of Pakistani origin on the other side of the world is news, if they happen to be 'Muslim'. Thus Chuckles gets his 'hate' Muslims quota and Lizards get theyre racist spew out of the way. If however they had been any other race, religion or creed nothing would be said. LGF is a hate site. Using crimes that have little to do with the faith of Islam to attack Muslims.

The point of the piece isn't bias as such, its brazen hateful bigotry masquerading as news gathering.

Jack Trainor said...

I don't see how this post is relevant criticism of LGF either.

The logic that LGF must cover every violent incident in the world in order to mention any violent incidents in the Islamic world is ridiculous.

Muslim violence is so underplayed in the media that LGF performs a service in collecting the information in one place so the overall pattern can be seen. No other religious group is wreaking havoc as Muslims are today.

LGF doesn't just look for the negative about Islam, but also publishes links when Muslims say genuinely moderate things.

MJ said...

Muslim violence is so underplayed in the media that LGF performs a service in collecting the information in one place so the overall pattern can be seen.

I'm sure Germans said the same about Der Sturmer.

PS have you tried Fox?

LGF doesn't just look for the negative about Islam, but also publishes links when Muslims say genuinely moderate things.

No LGF publishes things said by Muslims (Usually ex-Muslims) that follow two themes...

1) Islam is evil
2) Israel is great

Anything else is ignored. Unless a story spins a negative on Islam as a religion or Arabs as a race (as seen in the Ports bruhaha) it is ignored. A bit like LGF ignores the Iraq War now that it's not going to well, not that it ever went that well at all of course.