Only Terror Committed Against the West Makes News. Why?

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By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.25.2016:

Once again news is going round-the-clock on the recent terror attack in Brussels.  Of course, that is as it should be.  But why is it only “as it should be” when it comes to attacks against Western countries and targets?

We seem to be missing that the VAST majority of victims in terrorist attacks have been happening in Muslim countries AGAINST Muslims and that Muslims constitute most of the overall dead and wounded.

Is there an “us verses them” mentality being perpetrated here?  If they kill other Muslims, no big deal, but anyone else and it’s headline news?

It should always be headline news – every single time it happens.

Let’s take a look:

YEMEN:  March 20, 2015
Suicide bomber attacks mosques
137 killed
Bare mention

Houthi militants stand at the scene of a suicide bombing outside a mosque in Sanaa March 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah


Al Jalalabad, Afghanistan:  April 18, 2015
Suicide bomber attacks bank
33 killed, over 100 injuries
Bare mention

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Tunisia
Gunman attacks resort
38 killed
Bare mention

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY  The body of a tourist shot dead by a gunman lies near a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia June 26, 2015. At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened fire on the Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse on Friday, an interior ministry spokesman said. Police were still clearing the area around the Imperial Marhaba hotel and the body of one gunman lay at the scene with a Kalashnikov assault rifle after he was shot in an exchange of gunfire, a security source at the scene said. REUTERS/Amine Ben Aziza


Yemen
June 29, 2015
Car bomb attack at military hospital
28 injured
Bare mention

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Kuwait
June 26, 2015
Suicide bomber attacks mosque
27 killed, 227 injured
Bare mention

Paramedics rush a victim of a suicide bomb attack at Imam al-Sadeq Mosque, to the Amiri hospital in Al Sharq, Kuwait City, June 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer


Ankara
October 10, 2015
Suicide bomber attacks peace rally
95 killed, 250 wounded
Bare mention

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Russian Airplane
October 31, 2015
224 killed
ROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (2nd L) and Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou look at the remains of a Russian airliner which crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard. REUTERS/Stringer      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Beirut
November 12, 2015
Suicide bombers attack Shia suburb
37 killed, 181 injured
Bare mention

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Paris
November 13, 2015
Suicide bombers/gunmen attack several locations
137 killed, 368 injured
ROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE

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San Bernanrdino
December 2, 2015
Gunman and woman attack county Christmas party
14 killed
ROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE

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Libya
January 8, 2016
Suicide bomber attacks police training site
65 killed, 200 injured
Bare mention

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Baghdad
March 6, 2016
Truck bomb attack at Iraqi checkpoint
67 killed, 70 wounded
Bare mention

People gather at the site of a bomb attack at a checkpoint in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, March 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani


Grand Bassam
March 13, 2016
Gunmen attack beach resort
18 killed, 33 injured
Bare mention

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Ankara
March 15, 2016
Suicide bombers attack buses
37 killed, 127 injured
Bare mention

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Brussels
March 22, 2016
Suicide bombers attack different locations
31 killed, 300 injuries
ROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE

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