I never thought I would ever like Piers Morgan. Back when he was on CNN, he was such a vitriolic shill for the gun control lobby that I was sure we could never be friends.
Ever since he’s left there, he’s sounded so much more calm and level-headed.
He’s now the editor-at-large for Daily Mail. In an interview with Tucker Carlson, the Brit railed against the Western mainstream media for not covering the terrorist attack in Egypt that killed 44 people on Palm Sunday. The Daily Mail reported:
A suicide bomber slipped past security and detonated the bomb while Christian worshippers were observing Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, leaving blood splattered on the marble pillars while the sound of hymns turned to desperate screams. The blast killed 27 and injured 78 others.
Just two hours later, a suicide bomber entered St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, and killed 17.
Both explosions, claimed by ISIS, came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world’s most populous country.
ISIS claimed the attacks through its Aamaq news agency, having recently warned that it would step up violence against Egypt’s Christians.
The first explosion on Sunday occurred when a suicide bomber slipped past the church doors, which had already been closed as a security measure.
The terrorist made it past metal detectors and detonated the bomb near the altar.
Hundreds gathered outside the Tanta church shortly after the blast, some weeping and wearing black while inside, blown apart pews sat atop tiles soaked with blood.
Piers Morgan thinks this story should be ‘dominating’ cable news shows. But it’s being overshadowed by other attacks elsewhere in Europe that didn’t specifically target Christians, and which claimed fewer lives. Of course, it’s also being overshadowed by the U.S.’s attack on Syria.
Perhaps the mass murder that took place in Egypt was too obviously targeting Christians. ISIS after all was very clear about their motives. Morgan said they’ve ‘declared war on the Cross’ and wants Christians to be ‘eradicated.’ The mainstream media paying this story its due attention might give their viewers the ‘wrong idea’ about Islamic terrorists and how they despise Christians. It’s safer to focus on the more ‘secular’ targets of Islamic terrorism.
“The Crusaders and their apostate followers must be aware that the bill between us and them is very large, and they will be paying it like a river of blood from their sons, if God is willing,” ISIS said in a statement following the attacks.
‘The Crusaders,’ huh? They were praying and worshipping at their churches. How exactly is that ‘crusading?’ And how is what the suicide bombers did in blowing up a bunch of innocent and peaceful people not a crusade?
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