The massacre at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo has drawn its fair share of hyperbole; perhaps the pinnacle of this hyperbole was New Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch’s tweet about a “growing jihadist cancer.” This particular tweet has garnered quite a bit of criticism, from a diverse array of people ranging from pundits to authors to politicians.
We can add “actor” and “comedian” to that list now, as well.
Murdoch’s infamous quote, calling for all “Moslems” to “recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer” and that “they must all be held responsible” has drawn the attention of Parks & Recreation star, Aziz Ansari. Although Ansari considers himself an atheist today, he was born to a family of Tamil Muslims in South Carolina, and had a pointed question for the walking blight on humanity that gave us Fox:
He didn’t stop there; he listed off a few crimes Christians were guilty of, as well, to mock Rupert:
Aziz even got the #RupertsFault hashtag trending by sharing the tweets of others blaming the media mogul for the actions of other people.
I just blame him for what he’s really guilty of — polluting the news, destroying journalistic integrity, and making a mockery of the media — and I think that’s enough.
Although if we’re going to play this game — and it seems like right-wing Christians want to, since they’ll look for anything to justify their Islamophobia — I find it strange that the Christian-orchestrated genocide of Muslims in the Center African Republic is going almost totally unmentioned in the media. Maybe most Christians are peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy this genocidal cancer, they must all be held responsible.