Friday, November 06, 2009

Tragedy compounded by anti-Islam zealots

I did a long form post at DetNews about the Ft. Hood shootings and I'm not inclined to elaborate on those thoughts at the moment. Besides, there's plenty of people talking about it already. All I have to add here is this was a tragedy and I hope it's not exacerbated by another huge wave of anti-Muslim fervor. Which is probably a false hope if you look at the Memeorandum link at the top.

There's no shortage of people who want to use this to justify their Islamohatred and will ignore that the resident Gen. Cone said there was no evidence supporting theories of terrorism at this point.

I think Adam Serwer already wrote the definitive post on this in any event. He's right that inflamed anti-Islam rhetoric serves no one but the jihadists who are after all, a very small community among the larger Muslim population. One can only hope that most Americans will remember that.

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Blogger Ruth said...

Can we start frisking psychiatrists who try to board airplanes instead? Thanks.

(for that I get code word 'breast', suspect your blogger overseer is a psychiatrist's mom)

1:27:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Ruth. That's funny about the WV. Of course we knew how this was going to turn as soon as we heard the shooter's name. Can't fail to notice no one speculating about today's Orlando shooter's religion.

There are days when I wonder if our society is worth saving.

3:51:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's provoked another round of e-mails, complete with youtube "proof" that he's a Muslim.

I've had it. The country isn't worth saving.

8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Been a rough week for sane people Fogg. That retirement plan of living in a grass shack on some secluded beach is looking better every day. There's clearly no way to get through to this people.

8:55:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I wonder how many secluded beaches worth living on don't already have high rise condos, strip malls, franchise restaurants and maybe a casino or two.

8:44:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Probably not many, but still a few left I bet.

7:32:00 PM  

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