What a godsend politicians and journalists are to ISIS.

In The Guardian, Simon Jenkins writes about the way that the ISIS recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium.  He points particularly to the ‘paranoid politicians and sensational journalists’ who have perhaps unwittingly provided great support for ISIS. Jenkins comments

‘The atrocities in Brussels happen almost daily on the streets of Baghdad, Aleppo and Damascus. Western missiles and ISIS bombs kill more innocents in a week than die in Europe in a year. The difference is the media response. A dead Muslim is an unlucky mutt in the wrong place at the wrong time. A dead European is front-page news. … Everyone involved in this week’s reaction, from journalist to politicians to security lobbyists, has an interest in terrorism. There is money, big money, to be made – the more terrifying it is presented, the more money.’

Simon Jenkins is a journalist and author. He writes for The Guardian as well as broadcasting on BBC. He has edited The Times and The London Evening Standard.  See link to his article below.



John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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3 Responses to What a godsend politicians and journalists are to ISIS.

  1. Lynne Newington says:

    Absolutely John when considering Tony Abbotts contribution here in Australia….”he got to ISIS in a way that others didn’t, because he [and others my italics] has an Old Testament view of the world, he understood the millenarian [belief that we are in an apocalypict millenium] nature of their ideology, thats where the death cult came from, [Nikki Savva The road to Ruin pge 177], and had the population living in fear, the vulnerable ones that is.

  2. Apropos this point by Jenkins, you may be interested in this post by Peter Rodgers: http://www.makeyourpoint.com.au/?p=582

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