I don’t know who Samer Alhato is. I don’t know his political background, or what groups he’s affiliated with, or what mix of ideology he espouses. Glancing down his Facebook and Twitter feeds, I can see there’s some ideas I both agree and disagree with, along with a bunch of commentary on pop culture that I couldn’t care less about.
But today I came across this Facebook post of his that’s going viral, and it perfectly encapsulates the hypocrisy of the partisan media storm surrounding the Duggars these past few weeks:
The statement neither condemns or endorses families having litters of kids, arranged marriages, or polygamy – it simply points out how TLC, the network that aired the Duggar reality show 19 Kids and Counting, gives a sympathetic and apologist platform to social behavior that’s condemned by white Christian folks when brown-skinned people from the Middle East do it.