I saw this post on FB that read, “Nobody cares about the terrorist attack in Baghdad, I guess Muslim lives don’t matter to the media as much as American and European lives.”
This sentence doesn’t make any sense. It is structurally incorrect. Islam is a religion, and America and Europe are locations. They are not like terms to compare.
To make this sentence structurally correct, you’d have to say, “I guess Baghdad lives don’t matter to the media as much as American and European lives” OR “I guess Muslim lives don’t matter to the media as much as Christian lives.”
Now at least we’re comparing like terms, but still, the last sentence posits an argument in itself, as it assumes everyone in America and Europe are Christian, when there are many atheists and Muslims there. But the original structurally incorrect sentence posits the same problem: using “Muslim” to describe all of Baghdad, when there are Christians and atheists there.
Liberals have got to get out of the habit of using “Muslim” to mean brown and Arab. It has nothing to do with race or nationality. It is a religion that one can change at any time, yet people throw it around like it’s a genetic DNA trait. Why?