There were three terrorist attacks in three different countries last weekend. Most people were killed in the one in Nigeria, but the media paid the least attention to it.
The one in Pakistan got a bit more attention, but mostly in the Christian blogosphere, because it took place at a church.
The one that got the most media attention was the one in Nairobi. Perhaps it was because there was a bit more drama because of the hunt for the perpetrators, who were holed up inside, but I suspect it may also have been because it was an upmarket shopping mall, and the possibility that celebrities may have been inside. And the celebrity cult and shopping are the established religions of the West, so that would grab the attention of the Western media.
The victims in Pakistan bombing, on the other hand, were mostly poor people who had gone for a feeding scheme, and the Nigeria one was just random travellers, nothing very interesting there.
But attacking major religions like consumerism and the celebrity cult — that’s newsworthy!
About a year ago our web pages disappeared from BraveNet, and only now have we managed to put them in a new home at http://www.khanya.org.za
It will take a while to get everything working properly again, and some links may be broken, but the main pages are up again, and we hope to gradually get everthing in order.
We started our first web page on Geocities in 1996, but then Yahoo! took over Geocities and wrecked it, and eventually closed it.
We moved them to BraveNet in 2006, but in September 2012 anyone visiting there was informed that the pages had “expired”. This happened with no warning or explanation, and we hoped that the pages might eventually become visible again, but they never did. What makes it more than a little annoying is that BraveNet have now started advertising their utterly unreliable webhosting service on Facebook.
So I tried to revive the khanya.org.za domain, which we had registered back in 1998, but the guy who had arranged the registration and put his name on it was no longer around, so it took some months of jumping through bureaucratic hoops to get it working again.
Actually the old Geocities pages are still around, as several places saved Geocities pages when Geocities closed, but of course they can never be updated, and links to the old pages don’t work. You can see a sample here: http://www.reocities.com/Athens/7734/
But the new site is http://www.khanya.org.za