Slaughter of Innocents and the Moral Burden

This is not new or even impressive. (Screen grab)

To be sure, the slaughter does not justify Egyptian bombardment of populated Libyan areas, and there are indications that Cairo’s intentions in Libya predate the massacre.

The official Egyptian neglect of the fate of these workers after they were abducted does not absolve the killers of responsibility either, it doubles their guilt. The fact that the regime did not care about their fate confirms that they were poor and destitute. It proves they were of no significance to the regime and that killing them would not have harmed the ruling classes in any way.

While the murder of two Western journalists prompted 26 nations to form a coalition to fight IS, the murder of 21 Egyptian workers barely convinced media crews to visit their families in poor villages in Upper Egypt. It barely prompted leaders to offer their condolences.

And then there is IS’ practice of filming its atrocities, how it has turned the aesthetics of cinematography into sheer grotesqueness.

This is not new or even impressive. It is reminiscent of the fascist cinematography of the 1930s – with one difference perhaps being the fact that the Nazis manufactured their own cameras and weapons.

– Read more: Slaughter of Innocents and the Moral Burden – Azmi Bishara, Alaraby

Know the Truth about Palestine

Dear Reader,
You have carried us through years of honest and accurate coverage and we are confident that you will carry us through the next stage, which promises to be more critical than ever, for Palestine and for all of us.
Make a contribution to support the Palestine Chronicle.
Click HERE to donate using your credit card or PayPal.
Or, click HERE to learn more.

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.