|Just wanted to do some shopping... |
(photo Simon Maina / AFP / Getty Images)
In Nairobi, a band of berserk terrorists murdered in cold blood innocent people – men, women and children peacefully shopping in a commercial mall. They shot these innocents at point-blank range, because they had “grievances” against the Kenyan government, or against the Kenyan army. Now, I really don’t care what their “grievances” are and whether they are genuine or imaginary. Taking it out on innocent civilians?? To anyone endowed with a moral compass, this is the very definition of terrorism.
|Survivors in shock. Women and children walk |
past lifeless bodies as they escape the carnage.
(photo Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)
How? By referring to the Al-Shabab terrorists – throughout the recent crisis – as “militants”, rather than plain, simple and self-explanatory "terrorists"! “Militants”?! Heellooo BBC, anybody home?? People waving flags are “militants”; people marching and chanting slogans are “militants”; people organising sit-ins are “militants”. But “people” who deliberately murder innocents to achieve political goals are NOT “militants”, BBC, no-no!!
|Injured by (according to BBC) "militants". |
(photo Kabir Dhanji / EPA)
We all try to teach our children to distinguish between right and wrong, between good and evil. But they don’t just learn from us, of course. They learn from teachers; they learn from their peers; and often they learn from the telly. From the good ol’ BBC. Except that, instead of learning morals – they learn moral relativism. Get your act together, BBC!