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Change A Few Nouns, And This Would Be “Terrorism”

Not sure what to say about this.  I’m not a fan of slapping the “Terrorism!” label on things that are better described as the criminal acts of local assholes, but I can only imagine the national news coverage of this had we switched the ethnicities of the perpetrators/victims, and called the place of worship by another name.

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2 Comments

  1. Peej

    Oh, but you’re missing the point–these people were worshipping that ‘other’ deity, Allah, so this was an act of saving them, not terrorizing them.

  2. You can be sure that the story would be picked up everywhere if those things were switched.

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