Posts tagged Terrorism
Posts tagged Terrorism
This was necessary? Really?
Have I ever said how much Sen. Lindsey Graham scares the shit out of me? No?
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the “lone wolf” hypothesis personified.
Just let me point out the cognitive gymnastics Kirsten Powers is performing here: A Muslim man is not necessarily a terrorist, but could be; however, an abortion clinic bomber is never a terrorist because that person is crazy and is totally and 100% not representative of the pro-life movement.
So… just like the miniscule minority of Muslims who commit terrorism are not representative of the overwhelming peaceful majority who follow the teachings of Islam?
Just so we’re clear, domestic terrorism motivated by radical anti-choice ideology is just that — terrorism.
I just can’t…
markanders1200 replied to your quote: “The person questioned in the hospital was a Saudi…
demonization? probably made a calculation based on 1) 3 airliners murdered by Saudis, 2) massive war against Afgan terrorists & Osama, 3) frigging bombs just went off like we was in Kandahar. Duh.
Because white men have never, ever committed acts of domestic terror involving bombings, yes? Because all acts of terror are committed by Muslims, right? Except when they’re not:
"For the second year in a row, there were no fatalities or injuries from Muslim-American terrorism. Meanwhile, the United States suffered approximately 14,000 murders in 2012. Since 9/11, Muslim-American terrorism has claimed 33 lives in the United States, out of more than 180,000 murders committed in the United States during this period. Over the same period, more than 200 Americans have been killed in political violence by white supremacists and other groups on the far right, according to a recent study published by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy. Sixty-six Americans were killed in mass shootings by non-Muslims in 2012 alone, twice as many fatalities as from Muslim-American terrorism in all 11 years since 9/11."
— Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, University of North Carolina, February 1, 2013
Sorry, dudebro, The actual facts don’t line up with your paranoia.
The Boston Globe, April 17, 2013
I would have run as I fast as I could as well.
Gee, wonder why a bystander tackled a Saudi man who was nearby versus any other of the hundreds, likely thousands, of spectators in the general vicinity? It couldn’t have anything to do with the demonization of Muslims (and those who “look” Muslim or Middle Eastern) in the U.S., could it?
The person of interest shown on a surveillance video setting down a bag near the site of the second explosion at the Boston Marathon is described as a young white male wearing a black jacket, a grey hooded sweatshirt and a white or off-white baseball cap backwards. He is 6 feet or 6-feet-2-inches tall with a medium build.
The man appeared to be alone and was talking on a cell phone at the time he set down a bag. When the first explosive device went off, he took off. Moments later, a second explosion happened right where he had been standing.
If you have any information at all, call Boston authorities at 1-800-494-TIPS