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  •  Deluded murderers with Islamist affinities (0+ / 0-)

    Not incompatible concepts.  Remember 9/11?

    •  I am a fierce opponent of Islamophobia (2+ / 0-)
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      Be Skeptical, Matilda

      and I know from the start we on the left did not want to believe that this was an attack by Islamic Jihadists, but if the evidence leads to this conclusion, will we be able to accept that? No Islam is not evil, and there's no reason to single out Muslims as especially suspicious people. But violent fundamentalists can come from any ideology, yes including Islam. Sometimes the left can be just as reactionary about these things as the right. There was no reason to believe at first that the attackers were motivated by extreme Islam, but it seems possible now that they were.

      "Today is who you are" - my wife

      by I Lurked For Years on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:50:16 AM PDT

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      •  You are quite right. Well put. n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  of course (0+ / 0-)

        the part I'm still highly skeptical of is an al qaeda connection, and the snark towards those who, like the authorities, suspected a RW connection based on the timing...and the location for that matter.  Many RWers view Boston, MA as the capital of leftwing librul soshulizm.
        Was it any less reasonable to consider that a couple days ago as opposed to al qaeda?  

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