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November 17, 2011

Slaves Freed After CNN Report

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Image from a BBC segment on the abuse of migrants in Egypt, in which the journalist notes: "Those who do make it to Israel are safe. But it's here, in this Tel Aviv clinic, that the true horror of their journeys begins to emerge."

Let's assume CNN's report on the enslavement and torture of Africans migrants in Egypt contributed to what's being described as a mass release of the captives.

It begs the question: Had NPR, which has devoted so many words to portraying Israel as an unwelcoming destination for refugees while glossing over their abuse at the hands of Egyptians, paid attention to the real story, how many acts of torture, rape and murder might have been prevented?

We'll never know. And if for no other reason than that, NPR owes apologies to the weak and oppressed migrants for abdicating its responsibility to them.

Posted by GI at November 17, 2011 04:02 PM


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