but at the same times it reveals how skewed the western perspectives are. terrorist attacks happen virtually every month in places like iraq and afghanistan and the average joe in the average american town doesn't raise an eyebrow. a terrorist attack happens in a rich western nation and every western dude is talking about it and every western newspapaper has the news on the front page.
someone should tell them terrorists not to bomb more white people
This is exactly why rich western nations are targeted, abraxas. It ensures publicity for the culprits in question. If 9/11 taught us anything it is that western lives are valued above anything else. It's sad news indeed, but there you are. It doesn't take anything away from the tragedy in question, but I cannot dispute the fact that your point is valid.
western lives, but
lives of people from rich countries.
white people, but also
people from rich multi-racial countries or from rich rather ethnically homogenous countries other than white.
terrorist attacks, but also
fatal accidents and physical disasters.
for instance, nearly two-thirds of the victims of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were black... got huge publicity...
nuclear disaster in Fukujima and the earthquake that struck Kobe in 1995... both got huge publicity...
the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami would not have gotten such a massive publicity in Europe had not so many foreign (mostly European) tourists been killed...
sadly, lives of people from rich countries are considered more important than all the rest in all possible scenarios.