Media demonise victim of church terror attack, blaming bishop over his 'inflammatory' views

Just a day after Mar Mari Emmanuel was attacked by a knife-wielding Jihadi during a church service, the Australian media launches a vile character assassination against him.

Media demonise victim of church terror attack, blaming bishop over his 'inflammatory' views
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The Australian mainstream media has come under fire for running news stories that disparaged Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, the victim of a terror attack during a church service in Sydney.

The assailant, a 16-year-old boy, targeted the bishop during a live-streamed church service, stabbing him multiple times as horrified parishioners rushed to the bishop's aid.

However, in the aftermath of the attack, published a story titled 'The Assyrian Bishop who was allegedly stabbed during a live streamed church service had a colourful past,' painting the bishop in a negative light for his views on the Covid-19 pandemic and his 'anti-LGBTQ' sermons.

The Sydney Morning Herald joined in, calling the bishop's words 'inflammatory' and blaming him for attracting 'radical Christians' to his sermons.

The Daily Mail Australia also chimed in, branding Emmanuel as an 'anti-vaxxer.'

The backlash against the media outlets has been swift and widespread on social media, with many calling out the media for attacking the victim instead of focusing on the perpetrator of the hate-fuelled terror attack.

Critics argue that the media's actions are an attempt to deflect attention from the real issue – a radical Islamist attacking a Christian cleric.

Some have pointed out that the media's coverage is indicative of a larger problem within Australian society, where certain narratives and individuals are targeted and demonised.

Witnesses confirmed the attacker had yelled 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly during the incident which was streamed live to shocked viewers.

Authorities have established Strike Force Petrina to investigate the incident in collaboration with the joint counterterrorism investigation team, involving NSW Police, AFP, and other Commonwealth agencies.



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  • By Avi Yemini

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