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  •  I agree with most of what you are saying, but (0+ / 0-)

    does being Muslim protect from mental derangement? Can't there be Muslim versions of Columbine shooters?

    From Pierce:

    It may be Columbine with a thin overlay of politics. It may be Columbine with Jihadist YouTube videos instead of rambling diaries. It may be Columbine extended over a greater geographical area. But, for the moment, it looks like a couple of young people who went completely off the twig and decided to kill a lot of people.
    Read more: Daily Politics Blog - Charles P. Pierce - Political Blogging - Esquire

    And other than a lot of useless chatter on cable tv, everybody speculating like mad, we have no information that would force us to conclusively determine one way or another.

    It's *Gandhi*, not Ghandi

    by poco on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:05:22 PM PDT

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    •  I agree with you... (1+ / 0-)
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      I just do not think the the majority of the population will think critically enough about this situation.  The fact they are muslim will be enough to condemn the whole population in a large portion of the country's eyes.

      There will not be a unified calling for peace from this but rather a fragmented calling for peace and blood and deportation and regulations and yada, yada, yada.  

      I was hoping for some kind of positive to be taken from this negative and it doesn't look like that is going to happen.  This just reinforces the stereotype that Muslims are terrorists and seemingly justifies all of the hate over the past 12 years.

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:54:04 PM PDT

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      •  If they want to fixate (1+ / 0-)
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        on the fact that they are Muslim (if, indeed, that is the case), then maybe they might conclude that it was a lie that we could create "safety" at home by applying belligerent foreign policy?  Doesn't it make a lie out of "we've gotta fight 'em over there..."?  I'm not subscribing to their thinking, but wondering if there's some point we can make to them about how they think...

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