Saturday, January 23, 2021   

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Column: Use ‘terrorist’ label carefully
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Real-life scenario No. 1: A man with a weapon strides into a military medical office in Texas and opens fire, killing 13 people and wounding 29 before he is stopped and taken into custody. In the ensuing news media coverage and public discussion, the incident is widely viewed as an act of terrorism.




Why the King Muslim Radicalization Hearings Make us Less Safe
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The horrific attacks in Norway shocked and outraged the world, and especially surprised the people of that country who hadn’t seen domestic violence at that level since World War II.




America’s Pain, Pamela Geller’s Gain
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America is experiencing a painful period of social disharmony and political discourse, yet the vomitous Islamophobic hatemonger, Pamela Geller is desperately finding amoral, unethical, and distasteful ways of keeping the spotlight firmly fixed on her fascist cause, by making false and ludicrous claims.




What if Jared Loughner were a Muslim?
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Shortly afterward, the media reported that a 22-year-old male had been arrested in the shooting. His name had not yet been released. I believe your reaction to that piece of news depended greatly on your status in American society — namely, whether you’re a Muslim.




Hillary Clinton compares Gabrielle Giffords shooting to 9/11 attacks
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared the man who shot Gabrielle Giffords to Islamist terrorists and the 9/11 attackers and said the incident showed America and the Arab world faced similar problems.




Charles D. Ellison: Why Aren’t We Calling Loughner a Terrorist?
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I can’t help but wonder why folks are so afraid to call the mass shooting in Tuscon, Arizona an act of terrorism. The fear of the “T” word seems almost palpable in describing the gruesome events that took place this past Saturday.




White Terrorism
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Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged assassin of Federal judge John M. Roll and five others and attempted assassin of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), was clearly mentally unstable. But the political themes of his instability were those of the American far Right. Loughner was acting politically even if he is not all there.