When Islamic State terrorists killed around 130 people and injured over 200 in deadly terror attacks in Paris, the whole world was left shocked.
People from all over the world used the French flag on their Facebook profile pictures to show solidarity with the deceased.
Not just the French, people from all over the world did the same.
But as the French air force is dropping missiles on Syria in retaliation, many innocents have been losing their lives in the process.
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL) November 18, 2015
Al Jazeera has reported that the French bombs are not killing any ISIS member because they are falling on abandoned buildings in Raqqa.
France is the only country to have militarily been involved against the Assad regime since the very start of the Syrian civil war.
In August 2013, France was the only country participating in air-strikes on cities loyal to Assad regime even after US and UK backed out.
This picture shows what bombings by both pro-Assad and the opposition forces has turned Syria into:
Not one person in the world changed their profile pic to the Syrian flag.
When 224 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack on a Russian airliner over Sinai, NO ONE had a Russian flag on their pics.
When over 2000 people were massacred in Nigeria by Boko Haram in FIVE DAYS, no one showed solidarity with the Nigerian flag.
At least 15 Israelis have died in the last two months from knife attacks by Palestinians, with one attack carried out yesterday.
Why? One reason is because Facebook never gave them the option to do so.
They didn’t even on November 18 when 32 lost their lives in Nigeria.
32 killed in Nigeria. Will we get an option to add a Nigerian Flag Filter on Facebook to display solidarity with Nigeria? #PrayForNigeria
— Dumi Mdluli (@DumiMdluli) November 18, 2015
One cannot ignore the fact that they extended their Safety Check feature to non-natural disasters only after the Paris Attacks.
Writing in The Independent Lulu Nunn argues that by splashing the French flag on our profile pics we simply sold ourselves to the “white supremacist idea”.
“If you want to show true solidarity…acknowledge and mourn their deaths equally and genuinely, not just because they’ve brought to your attention by a tech giant’s misguided marketing tool.”