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STEREOTYPING by MEDIA is LETHAL: STOP LINKING CRIMES TO ISLAM and MUSLIMS

STEREOTYPING by MEDIA is LETHAL: STOP LINKING CRIMES TO ISLAM and MUSLIMS
  
  

 


Why this is important

THIS petition is vital to exert pressure on Doris Bigornia who committed a "faux pas" re: PLEASE VIEW FB link by @AbdurRashid Santos DORIS BIGORNIA REPORTER NG ABS-CBN (13-MAY-2013, TV PATROL NEWS) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200575431301687&set=vb.1636144794&type=2&theater

[ Excerpt: xxx...sa pagkahuli sa labing apat na mga Muslim...{..the arrest of 14 Muslims...xxx]

[NOTA BENE: HYPOTHETICALLY: Had another example been such as NPA men could have been arrested... would MS BIGORNIA have identified these "X-number of men as to their X-type of religion" similarly to those 14 men arrested???... or is the MUSLIM-ISLAM as a term a "parapraxis" borne out of automatic stereotyping and racial as well religious discrimination against MUSLIM-ISLAM? ]

THE offense made by Ms Bigornia is a LETHAL one since the insensitivity of STEREOTYPING offended not merely the 14 suspects but all Muslims and Islam.

SUCH LETHAL IMPACT of a mindless FAUX PAS must be brought to MS BIGORNIA's attention and to the TV station where she works and to the public in the spirit of upholding the wisdom of ENGENDERING Peace Journalism and NOT ENDANGERING Peace between Muslims and other diverse religious faiths in the Philippines.

The NCMF, CHR, OPAPP must collaborate in order to stop "stereotyping-foibles" by media against religion, in order to hew proactively the seedlings of unpeace fertilized by bigotry, prejudices, racial and religious discrimination that can also possibly burgeon into senseless violence.

It can be observed that with regard to news in the Philippines and across the globe generally speaking, nowhere can you listen to or read news explicitly identifying CRIMINALS or TERRORISTS by their religious faiths such as Iglesia ni Kristo, Christian, Protestant, Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Buddhist, Hindu, Anglican, Mormon, Scientologist, (or absence of it) atheist, animist, etcetera .... except when it comes to MUSLIMS.

MEDIA'S clout is powerful; it shapes and influences the minds and hearts of people either positively or negatively.

Irrelevantly STEREOTYPING a particular religion via news whether done unintentionally can significantly breed bigotry, prejudices and racial as well as religious discrimination. Such type of irresponsible reporting engenders unPEACE and IGNORANCE.

One can restrain oneself in order to exercise utmost patience and sobriety but one cannot control the hurt, pain, insult, dejection, effrontery being felt by OTHER brethren in faith especially so that such has the tendency to spiral unchecked into social schism or worst even violence.

re: PLEASE VIEW FB links by @AbdurRashid Santos DORIS BIGORNIA REPORTER NG ABS-CBN (13-MAY-2013, TV PATROL NEWS) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200575431301687&set=vb.1636144794&type=2&theater IMS.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200582765605040&set=a.10200582765485037.1073741878.1636144794&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200597219006366&set=a.10200597218686358.1073741879.1636144794&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200608265762528&set=a.3913622972465.153492.1636144794&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_reply

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200642784065464&set=a.10200642783665454.1073741882.1636144794&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_reply

No more!, please!, of DORIS BIGORNIA's negligent STEREOTYPING of MUSLIM and ISLAM in news reporting.

It cannot be denied that ALL PEOPLES OF FAITH abhor EVIL.
Nonetheless, it cannot also be denied that The it was the PERSON that did the criminal offense NOT his or her RELIGIOUS FAITH!
Racial/Religious discrimination as well as bigotry is a reality.... an OFFENSE which even EXISTING LAWS (either enacted or ratified) that PROHIBIT IT cannot fulfill or protect SIMPLY BECAUSE people are most inclined to ASSERT their own rights than to FULFILL the rights of their fellow human beings...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
ASSERT IT!
KNOW THE RIGHTS OF YOUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS
DO NOT JUST RESPECT IT but strive to FULFILL IT!
BOTH CASE is OBLIGATORY!

Any seedling inadvertently sown to generate UNPEACE, hew it!
AFTER SHOUTING A PROTEST indignantly, the next step is to TAKE ACTION PROACTIVELY!

One UMMAH in ACTION towards PEACEFUL CHANGE in accordance with the Qur'an and Sunnah--- insha'ALLAH.


Posted May 28, 2013
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