reply to post by Arbitrageur
Oh, come on- there are plenty of examples out there. You don't seriously think that there aren't bad apples everywhere? The bad apples either being
the parents who made them act in such a way, or the child themselves.
For example, this case was highly publicised in the UK, about a year ago:
I remember reading this article, not long ago, on here:
This article speaks about the statistics and variety of crimes under 10s commit:
The children in the first 3 links carried out crimes which were far worse than anything the children did in that video, but this isn't evidence of
anything. It doesn't mean that this sort of thing is rife, in our culture. Although, relating to the third article, according to
, there was over 12,000 murders, using firearms, in the USA, in 2007- so it is not
quite as rare as you'd imagine. However, that, for the majority, at least, doesn't define the USA, does it? Admittedly, I believe the "He did that, so
why can't I do it?" defence is wrong, and justifies nothing, but it at least shows that the western world is not whiter than white, and we have some
pretty big problems of our own.
As others have said, looking back on the games, that many play, in our culture, they aren't much better. They still revolve around violence, and
basically making a mockery out of death. Perhaps the criticism would be fair enough, if this wasn't the case. We are pretty destructive creatures, it
seems, and it is in our nature to enjoy violence, in some way, regardless of our colour or creed.
My main issue was that this is one instance, to try and cite this as proof that Muslim children are doing this everywhere, is wrong. Additionally,
trying to read anything more into this, other than that it is a game, seems a bit daft to me, too. Looking back, I used to sit in my garden
slaughtering as many ants, or whatever other insects I could find, as a kid. I realise now, that was pretty sick. I didn't mean anything by it though,
I didn't think about the greater implications of what I was doing- it was just for kicks. I wasn't acting out some pulling desire to kill, I didn't
evolve into a sociopath. Perhaps in their case, it genuinely was something more, but to instantly assume that, is going down a pretty dangerous
Yes, I agree that suicide bombings are primarily linked to the Muslim world, but, statistically speaking, the % who of the population who carry out
these attacks is very, very small. Remember, there are well over 1 billion Muslims, in the world. Here is a few examples of Muslims condemning suicide
bombings, after literally a 90 second search on google:
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