DEEP in the forest primeval radio reception is rotten, so there was little news of the outside world to distract from the trout slaughter of the past few days. It is a peculiar thing for a thoroughly modern fellow, living without a mobile phone and, apart from a few static-crackled moments of the Philcher on Radio National, not even a skerrick of news from beyond the campsite’s shielding mountains. Given that disconnection, it might almost seem arrogant to emerge from the woods and immediately hold forth about the issues of the day, in particular the peculiar blindness that affects modern news professionals whenever a follower of the Prophet lands in the headlines.
That would a piece of ambulatory filth called Ramazan Acar, who will soon be sentenced for murdering his toddler, Yazmina. What made the crime so much more shocking than garden variety infanticide was Acar’s delight in torturing his estranged wife, who was granted a few final words with the child before the execution took place. As Yazmina bled slowly and painfully to death, he posted news of his act on Facebook while also bombarding his ex with a series of tormenting texts.
Naturally, reporters being what they are, which is mostly young and tech-fixated and full of multi-culti tolerance and concern, it was the social media angle that garnered all the attention. The content of one of those texts is, however, worth mentioning, as it has received scant ink in the press.
"U wanted to convert ma kid do it u wanted to lock me up I did it u wanted 2 b indapendant do it u take full custdy do it u wana kill me il do it wat eva makes u happy nw tel me"
“U wanted to convert ma kid,” it says. But to what?
Well this picture in the Herald Sun pretty much answers that question. Note the crucifix about the mother’s neck?
What we have here is a wicked man who killed a child, in part to honour what he, and many others, believe to be the tenets of his creed. What we also have is a misogynist who thought his ex needed to be taught a lesson for acting “indapendant”.
What we also have here is a craven, cowardly media that insists on filtering the news rather than reporting it fairly, honestly and fully. Your opinionisers will go on at great length about Tony Abbott being a Catholic and how dangerous that makes him. But a Muslim butchers a baby and abuses his former partner for making her own way in the world and the silence is near-total. Maybe all the feminists were washing their hair that day.
But not to worry. This incident was all about social media, not Islam – at least not that you will read about, anyway.