Useful Atrocities

In Gaza

Yara Abbas: Sharmine Narwani’s moving article on the young Syrian journalist.

Oct 26, 2014, Eva Bartlett, Zero Anthropology

Who outside of Syria knows the names Yara Abbas, Maya Naser, Mohamed al-Saeed…? The corporate media has inundated us with news of the two American journalists allegedly beheaded, the first of whose execution video has been deemed faked. But what of the non-Western journalists and civilians beheaded and murdered by ISIS, al-Nusra, and associated terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, as well as the ruthless Zionists in Palestine?

Why didn’t the August 2012 execution (which some reported as a beheading) of TV presenter Mohamed al-Saeed, claimed by the Nusra gang, create the same outrage? Or the December 2013 kidnapping and point blank execution in Idlib by ISIS of Iraqi journalist Yasser al-Jumaili?

Why wasn’t themurderof Yara Abbas—a journalist with al-Ikhbariaya, whose crew’s car was attacked by an insurgent…

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