And it happened. In Pakistan, Lahore , in a crowded park a muslim bomber blew himself up . In a christian community celebrating catholic Easter 70 people died. Children and women, mostly . Pope Francis said something about this and demanded that Pakistani authorities protect the religious minorities against such attacks . And that’s a joke!
The European authorities of countries with majority consisting in christian people is chronically failing to protect them in their own countries against attacks coming mostly from muslim and having at least a partial religious motivation.
There’s already plenty of voices mocking us that we are not standing up for our “brothers” in Pakistan and that we judge with double standards.
No, we have solid standards here, whether they are double or not.
When we think of the life in a third world country, we reckon that such unfortunate events are more or less likely to happen, having a direct causal relation with the lack of civilisation, education and poverty in the named countries. That is precisely why when one goes in such country like Pakistan , he takes caution and also exactly why the embassies in the civilised countries warn you before traveling and some even send you SMS with the warning when you land in such country.
So , with all the sadness and regret , but this is not unexpected news and trying to raise this as an argument against the selective empathy of the civilised world , by ignoring the circumstances is just lame.
If you think about the same crime / genocide placed in a 1st world country , or in a country aspiring to the title of “1st world country “, then it’s not something that you would expect to happen , not something that you would take as a default. Because it fail to raise at the level of what “1st world country” means . And there is a reason why we regard it with empathy and why we have expectations that some countries are doing more to protect the citizens living within their borders , be them native , or not . In general , it is expected that these countries value a lot more the humans and the human rights and it makes sense to empathise , to manifest and to protest when it’s the case, because these are the expressions of people’s will , and the democratic and peaceful means of change.
While they make no sense and you’ld be a foul to hope of any effect within a 3rd world country , especially when criticizing a terrorist organization.
That is why the 1st world countries in Europe do their best not to have their own population enraged against the immigrants belonging to same religion, nationality, or culture with the terrorist organizations committing and taking credit for acts of such crude violence , even though the statistics show a correlation between the increase in number of this population in Europe and an increase in criminality and terrorism.
That is why an Europe’s 1st world country would rather arrest a guy who admitted by a tweet the fact that he discriminated a muslim and potentially created social tensions , even though his instigation was not followed but mocked. Because Europe actively looks in protecting the interests of all humans inside and apparently outside, which is not necessarily for the best, but it’s what you would expect for a civilized country and you’d never think of in 3rd world.
Because Europe is not Yet a country of talibans.