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So, a terrorist blows up a bomb in Oslo, Norway, and then slaughters more than 80 people, most of them teens, at a summer camp on the island of Utøya.

A police official had this to say:

"It seems it's not Islamic-terror related," the official said. "This seems like a madman's work."

So, the guy is a member of a Christian ultra-right group, and he's a "madman". If he were a Muslim, he'd be labelled a terrorist. But because he's Christian, he's not a terrorist, and his actions are referred to as killings, not as terrorism.

Gotcha. Because Christians, Jews, and atheists can never be terrorists. Christians can slaughter over 90 people in Norway, over 300 people in the Oklahoma City, US, or shoot a Congresswoman and kill bystanders in Arizona; Jews can enter mosques and massacre people who are praying there during Ramadan, and these are considered isolated acts of violence by "madmen", "person with a grudge", "psychopaths", etc. But not terrorism. Oh, no. Not ever. Because only Muslims engage in terrorism, right?

Fucking HELL no. Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism. It doesn't matter if it's carried out Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, atheists. The people who commit these acts are terrorists, period.

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Date: 2011-07-23 06:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] valiha
Sorry for busting in on you, a stranger whose post I saw on DW's latest things, but I just had to say I agree completely. It doesn't matter who commits it; if it's a violent act designed to strike fear into people's hearts, it is a terrorist act and its perpetrators are terrorists.


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