Thursday, September 25, 2014

10 worst examples of Christian or far-right terrorism

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/03/the_10_worst_examples_of_christian_or_ far_right_terrorism_partner/


Conservatives claim that all terrorists are Muslim, but most violent attacks in the US are carried out by white men

From Fox News to the Weekly Standard, neoconservatives have tried to paint terrorism as a largely or exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Their message of Islamophobia has been repeated many times since the George W. Bush era: Islam is inherently violent, Christianity is inherently peaceful, and there is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a white male terrorist. But the facts don’t bear that out. Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice. Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev and the late Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (the Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013) are both considered white and appear to have been motivated in part by radical Islam. And many terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by people who were neither Muslims nor dark-skinned.

When white males of the far right carry out violent attacks, neocons and Republicans typically describe them as lone-wolf extremists rather than people who are part of terrorist networks or well-organized terrorist movements. Yet many of the terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by people who had long histories of networking with other terrorists. In fact, most of the terrorist activity occurring in the United States in recent years has not come from Muslims, but from a combination of radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.

Follow the link for 10 of the worst examples of non-Islamic terrorism that have occurred in the United States in the last 30 years.

Friday, September 5, 2014

We Must Disarm The Police - NO MORE GUNS

Enough is enough.   The time is disarm the police and to stop of the shooting of unarmed people is now.

By now, everyone knows what happened to Michael Brown, the 18 year old African American youth.  He waas shot dead, six times by a police officer with a gun.   Why?   Because he was walking down the street.

If the police officer in question didn't have a gun that night, Michael Brown would be alive today.

Guns create fear.   They create violence and guns kill.

If the police are supposed to "protect" us then why the guns?   How are they keeping us safe by creating creating tension, violence and death?

If the police really want to help people, they can start by putting down their guns.