The media in the United States is helping to create mass murder of Muslims by hiding the shooting deaths of three American Muslim students in the country, an American scholar says.
Kevin Barrett, founding member of Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on the murder of three Muslim students in a shooting incident in the US state of North Carolina.
The incident has not been given coverage “worldwide or here in the United States as Charlie Hebdo incident,” Barrett said because “the media here is complicit in the mass murder of Muslims.”
He added the media is “actually helping to create more such incidents.”
“It seems that the mainstream media as well as the extremist media here in the United States are both complicit in genocide against Muslims and the religion if Islam, and that they are also trying to propagandize the world into a convincing…that Muslims don’t have right to defend themselves against this kind of genocidal violence,” Barrett said.
“They are simply the latest victims of anti-Muslim genocide which has been created by elements that own most of the media here in the United States,” he noted.
As an example for the ongoing “genocide” of Muslims, Barrett mentioned the occupied Palestinian territories where “the Zionists have been conducting slow motion genocide since the World War I really, and certainly since the Nakba, or the mass murder of Palestinians and the expulsion of the rest in 1948.”
Palestinians refer to the May 15, 1948 occupation of Palestine as the Nakba Day, which means the Day of the Catastrophe in Arabic, to solemnly commemorate the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland in 1948.
Israeli forces have wiped nearly 500 Palestinian villages and towns off the map, leaving an estimated total of 4.7 million Palestinian refugees hoping for an eventual return to their homeland more than six decades later.
“So we are facing a genocide of over a million people and Muslims absolutely have the duty, not just the right but the duty, to defend themselves by any means necessary against this genocide,” Barrett stated.
“Every good person on earth also has this duty to stop this genocide and bring the perpetrators, including those who own the American and Western main stream media, to justice,” he concluded.