NOT TERRORISTS UNLESS THEY’RE MUSLIMS?

I wrote, in a previous post, that it appeared that the perpetrators of the latest mass shooting in the United States were homegrown terrorists.  This was based only on what I’d heard at the time–I knew no more than anyone else.

Still–I thought it strange that terrorists would pick such an out-of-the-way location.  And when I learned that they had killed people they knew–at an office party–I became even more skeptical that this was a terrorist act.

The terrorists who terrorized Paris last month were typical.  They killed people they didn’t know, in different locations in the center of one of the most populous and frequented cities in the world.  They killed these people on an evening when these locations were packed with people. Terrorists have one purpose–to terrorize.  And this is what they did.

The Oklahoma City bombing was considered a terrorist act.

But the mass shooting at Columbine was not considered a terrorist act.

And the mass shooting at Newtown was not considered a terrorist act.

And the mass shooting at Aurora was not considered a terrorist act.

And the mass shooting at Charleston was not considered a terrorist act.

And the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic was not considered a terrorist act.

And none of the mass shootings before the above, and between each of the above, were considered terrorist acts.

Yet the latest mass shooting in the United States is considered a terrorist act.

Why?

The Columbine shooters were not Muslims.

The Newtown shooter was not a Muslim.

The Aurora shooter was not a Muslim.

The Charleston shooter was not a Muslim.

The Planned Parenthood shooter was not a Muslim.

But the latest mass shooters were Muslims.

Am I to understand that no mass shooting in the United States is considered a terrorist act unless it is committed by Muslims?

2 Responses to “NOT TERRORISTS UNLESS THEY’RE MUSLIMS?”


  1. 1 duncanr December 16, 2015 at 2:44 am

    initial reports in the UK of this attack stated there was a history of this man getting bullied/teased by his co-workers because of his appearance/faith and that he left an office party looking angry before returning armed and with his wife – suggesting this was an unplanned, spur of the moment, explosion of rage, an angry response to a real or perceived grievance against co-workers sparked by an incident at the party rather than a planned terrorist attack motivated by religion/idealogy

    didn’t take long for this initial assessment, however, to be superseded and the attack labelled an act of terrorism

    • 2 solosocial December 16, 2015 at 4:19 am

      That’s enlightening.

      Similar insight was given on the PBS Newshour, here in the United States.

      And you’re right–it didn’t take long for the simple facts to be replaced with complicated propaganda.

      And most ironic of all is that–though the false link to terrorism may or may not have been created by the U.S. Government–the perpetuation of this false link is driven by the American press. It is the American press that is constantly connecting this personal-grudge-motivated mass shooting with the terrorist attacks in Paris–proving, once again, that the American press is no longer the watchdog over the government, but the instigator of the people.


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