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October 30, 2018

Why aren’t we calling the Pittsburgh shooting ‘terrorism’?

Please read this.  It shows far better than I can the racial aspect to the charge of terrorism.  That is very wrong and the path to fascism and dictatorship.  When only one group of people can not be charged and all the rest can that is a Bigoted Supremacy culture.  Hugs

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/terrorism-181028075940260.html

But that is precisely the problem with terrorism, a term predominantly wielded by politicians, peddled by pundits and used by journalists when the culprit is a Muslim.

The label terrorism, whether we like it or not, has become synonymous with Muslim in the American imagination. They are inextricably tied, if not interchangeable. Despite the range of religiously and racially neutral definitions that exist within statutes and government handbooks, the religious caricature has supplanted the legal definitions. The force of the Muslim terrorist caricature – and the constructed threat it emanates from – has overpowered the very meaning of the term. We see this vividly in the three incidents that unfolded over the course of the past three days, and the endless list of mass and targeted attacks that took place before them.

Terrorism is instantly imputed into attacks involving a (genuine or nominal) Muslim actor, even when the requirements of ideological motivation or affiliation with a terror organisation are absent. This evidence, when labelling an incident an act of terrorism, is secondary or irrelevant when the actor is Muslim. The Muslim body, in and of itself is evidence of terror ideology and affiliation.

2 Comments »

  1. It’s been like this FOR YEARS. Any shooting involving a white (Christian) man is NEVER terrorism.

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    Comment by silverapplequeen — October 31, 2018 @ 07:44

    • Yes and I wanted people to know that the DOJ task force that was investigating white right wing militias / threat groups was disbanded by Jeff Sessions. They got rid of the task force and changed the definition so basically white Americans can not be charged with terrorism in the US. It is really difficult to match the definition, which is why if you look at all the acts of terror including mass shooting, white men have not been charged with terrorism while other skin colors are. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 31, 2018 @ 08:01


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