Prompted by a recent New York Times article about Bahrain — and contrasting it with what has happened in the Kingdom since 2011 — a look at how the media can “disappear” peaceful protests across the Middle East by shouting “Sectarian!”:

There you have it, folks. All the events of the last three years in the “Arab Spring” are just sectarianism. Protests have disappeared. Demands for rights and reforms have been overwhelmed….

If you want to walk away from the Middle East, if it’s just too difficult, you just say, “They’re always going to fight because they’re always been sectarian. They’re always trying to kill each other.”