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Ukryté zboží roky 2015Hidden Goods of 2015

PRINCETON – Pokud bychom stav světa měli hodnotit podle novinových titulků, tak byl rok 2015 rokem islámského teroru a to především v Paříži. Začalo to masakrem v Charlie Hebdo a vrcholilo mnohem smrtivější střelbou z 13. listopadu, včetně útoků v Bejrútu, Ankaře a v centru pro postižené v kalifornském San Bernadinu.

Ale kdybychom se soustředili pouze na terorismus, bylo by to zavádějící hodnocení událostí uplynulého roku. V roce 2015 zabil terorismus více lidí v Sýrii, Iráku, Nigérii či Keni, než ve Francii či Spojených státech. A pokud říjnová nehoda ruského civilního letounu v egyptské Sinaji byla výsledkem příprav Islámského státu (ISIS), jak tvrdí sama ISIS a ruští experti, potom jen tento incident zabil více lidí než oba teroristické útoky v Paříži.  

Každopádně soustředění se na to, co shledávají média jako nejpodstatnější, by nám mohlo poskytnout pokřivený pohled na svět. Smrt každé nevinné oběti teroristických útoků minulého roku je tragédií jak pro tu osobu, tak pro její nebo jeho okolí, rodinu a přátele; to však platí i u smrtí plynoucích z dopravních nehod, které mají mnohem méně mediální pozornosti.

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