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Wednesday, October 16, 2002
 
2:05 PM

Moral equivalence watch... In the Post's Among Bali's Hindus, Rumblings of Revenge:

In the past four years, religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians have erupted in several Indonesian areas, in particular the eastern regions of the Moluccas islands and in Poso in central Sulawesi. These battles have left more than 5,000 people dead, according to official estimates. Another 1,200 people, mainly ethnic Chinese, were killed during 1998 rioting in Jakarta, the national capital, shortly before the ouster of President Suharto.

The Post and others often find it very painful to distinguish between victim and criminal or attacker and defender, usually for PC reasons. In this example, the Post says "battles have left more than 5,000 people dead," but unless I'm mistaken most of the dead are Christians and other infidels killed by somewhat intolerant radical Muslims, though I certainly don't mean to be unintentionally disrepectful to radical Muslims just because they're murdering people.

I'll look into it.



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