posted on May, 13 2013 @ 09:23 PM
reply to post by FreedomEntered
I'm not saying violent movies and video games will make everyone act out violently; obviously that is not the case. I am suggesting that the
saturation of culture with such material will encourage persons who are psychologically predisposed to such possible activity to more likely act on
such impulses. Monkey see, monkey do. The news media hyping various mass shootings doesn't help in this respect either.
As far as generalizing goes, you seem to be generalizing about Muslim "terrorist" violence, claiming it is somehow different from
religious/political-inspired violence by Christians and Jews. What were The Troubles in Northern Ireland about? Seemed it was Catholic/nationalist
Irish on Protestant/British Union violence. There are various ongoing religious strifes around the world among Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and
Buddhists -- just to name the main religious groups.
Now back to the first part of my OP: why is the mass shooting in New Orleans being downplayed and not considered terrorism. I just watched the PBS
Newshour headlines and there was no mention of this event, even though it was just a day later. Why the major discrepancy between the coverage of
this event and that of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the fact that authorities are saying the N.O. shootings were not an act of terrorism?
Apparently three suspects are believed to have conducted these shootings. This makes for a conspiracy, and should be considered a terrorist action.
This was violence intended to intimidate. What else can it be considered? Hence it fits the definition of terrorism. So why isn't it being called
Why aren't the FBI, the ATF and the DHS involved in the investigation and manhunt for the perpetrators of this crime? I submit that it is because it
was black-on-black "street crime". Muslims killing Caucasians -- that's terrorism. Poor African Americans shooting poor African Americans --
that's just street crime. I say that's a stark double standard.