The world is horrified : another terrorist attack hit the West in the heart of Europe. Explosions shook the airport and a subway station in Brussels. As usual, when the victims are westerners, a full coverage of the event is broadcasted on global TV channels. The terrorist attack and the victims would make the headlines for long time to properly display due outrage and empathy from all over the world. As usual, there would be no TV coverage for the victims of terrorism from the Rest of the world : Iraq, Mali, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen…

In our sad world, a victim from the West doesn’t equate a subaltern victim from the Rest… Continue reading “Selective empathy of the West”