Most Helpful Guy
This is yet another case of a non-Westerner complaining that no one in the West is paying attention to what's happening in Syria and other places while at the same time, we immediately start talking massively about whenever something happens in Europe.
The typical claim is that Europeans and Americans are apathetic towards the Middle East or Africa. But that's bullshit. Think of it this way - what happened in Brussels is closer to home. It's in Europe. Belgium is a country with a culture similar to many other European and North American cultures. Westerner care because Belgium is IN the West.
If a house burns down in a neighboring city - you won't even know. You won't even care. But if the house next door catches fire, you damn well will care.
So yes, I will metaphorically pray (I'm not religious) for Belgium while not doing so for Syria. Why? To put it bluntly and somewhat offensively - I don't care about Syria. Syria wouldn't care if Latvia had a civil war too. But Belgium is a place I can relate to some small extent. So I care about it.0
Most Helpful Girl
Pray for who ever you want. Most people don't even pray at all.0