Don’t forget Lahore

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March 31, 2016
The American Conservative
by Gracy Olmstead  
Posted in Commentary

"[I]t often seems that the U.S. does not respond with the same gravity to atrocities that happen in non-Western countries. We change our profile pictures and update our statuses for Paris, but it barely registers in our news feed reading when similar -- or worse -- things happen in other countries. Yet it also seems that some particular details from the Sunday blast should have caught the attention of the media with greater speed and alarm than they did: the people killed in Pakistan on Sunday were mainly women and children, and mainly Christian. They were celebrating Easter together. The bomb was set off near a playground area. At least 29 children were killed -- almost equal to the entire death toll of the Brussels attacks. Honestly, I wonder whether I would have even noticed the news headlines about the bombing, if it wasn’t for Facebook’s mistaken safety check that it sent to my phone." (03/30/16)  

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