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I know, it's easy to blame this on "Extremist Muslims", but according to at least one source, it's NOT THEIR FAULT!
SOLON: It's all the fault of Right Wing Exploitation!
According to that article in Solon:
We must mourn all victims. But until we look honestly at the violence we export, nothing will ever change
Any time there is an attack on civilians in the post-9/11 West, demagogues immediately blame it on Muslims. They frequently lack evidence, but depend on the blunt force of anti-Muslim bigotry to bolster their accusations.
Actual evidence, on the other hand, shows that less than two percent of terrorist attacks from 2009 to 2013 in the E.U. were religiously motivated. In 2013, just one percent of the 152 terrorist attacks were religious in nature; in 2012, less than three percent of the 219 terrorist attacks were inspired by religion.
Actually, Americans have been rather sensitized by the events of 9/11/01.
Which was .. ahem ... universally acknowledged to have been caused by Muslim extremists. Most of whom came from privileged backgrounds.
Actually, some people are relating this to the 2008 Mumbai attacks. But what do they know?
As soon as the news of the attacks broke, even though there was no evidence and practically nothing was known about the attackers, a Who’s Who of right-wing pundits immediately latched on to the violence as an opportunity to demonize Muslims and refugees from Muslim-majority countries.
In a disgrace to the victims, a shout chorus of reactionary demagogues exploited the horrific attacks to distract from and even deny domestic problems. They flatly told Black Lives Matter activists fighting for basic civil and human rights, fast-food workers seeking liveable wages and union rights, and students challenging crippling debts that their problems are insignificant because they are not being held hostage at gunpoint.
More insidiously, when evidence began to suggest that extremists were responsible for the attacks, and when ISIS eventually claimed responsibility, the demagogues implied or even downright insisted that Islam — the religion of 1.6 billion people — was to blame, and that the predominately (although not entirely) Muslim refugees entering the West are only going to carry out more of such attacks.
But since I'm a WASP, I guess it's obligatory for me to jump to the conclusion that because this massacre was aimed at a group of citizens of a nation which has been accepting muslim refugees in record numbers in the last few years, the violence has been due to the national reluctance to support said muslim refugees.
Most of those refugees, though, have 'forted up' in neighborhoods where even the French police are loath to enter.
A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block.That sounds like it could have been written on November 14 rather than January 7, doesn't it?
France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.
“The situation is out of control, and it is not reversible,” said Soeren Kern, an analyst at the Gatestone Institute and author of annual reports on the “Islamization of France.”
But no, it's part of the reporting on the Charlie Hebdo attack. It's not as if we ... and Paris ... hadn't been warned.
Apparently, it's reactionary to assume that if Muslims attacked Paris in January, and people using the same (or similar) terror tactics and equipment attack Paris in November ... oh, I can see that I am SO NOT Politically Correct, for I am jumping to conclusions before sufficient evidence has been ascertained. (But after all, I remember this "walks like a duck, quacks like a duck" racist cultural heritage that drives my knee-jerk reactions to large-scale public massacres by groups of individuals.)
Unfortunately, France continued its irresponsible Right Wing Exploitation (apparently by allowing unrestricted immigration of Muslim 'refugees'), and so of course it deserved every thing it got.
We're All Jews Now
The Israeli people have been suffering through these attacks since 1948, and we still haven't learned that you don't have to be Jewish to be hated by "Extremist Muslims".
Was it only a few days ago when we mourned the 14th "anniversary" of the 911 attacks on America? And how often since 2001 have we suffered other attacks on America by "Extremist Muslims"?
Religious differences have caused more murders than any other cause, over the century's long history of our inhumanity..
Any "philosophy" which preaches antagonism to other religions is not a religion. When that antagonism results in the murder of innocents, that "philosophy" cannot call itself a religion; it is a cult.
I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick and tired of this shit.
Who is going to do something about this? Are we committed to world-wide religious war? I don't want that, and I'm pretty sure you don't want that either.
Europe is being hung by the rope of unfettered immigration, That's a rope which Europeans bought and is now paying for.
Fortunately, we have SALON to protect us from our right-wing tendency to jump to conclusions about ... you know ... airplanes flying into buildings and such.