Why is it a big story in The Guardian when a Saudi Muslim religious leader tells Muslims not to kill Muslims and non-Muslims? Is it because no one reports routine outpourings of hateful rhetoric from Saudi Muslim religious leaders? (“Yeah, dogs bite men every day. So what?”) Is it because Saudi Muslim religious leaders are always encouraging peace, but it isn’t reported enough? (“Dogs still man’s best friends.”) Is it because everyone takes their exhortations to bloody violence for granted, so exhortations to peace are worthy of comment? (“Man bites dog!”). Only The Guardian can tell us.
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UPDATE: “Saudi cleric condemns violence” is a perfect headline match for “Conservative American Christians approve of film“.