Thursday, March 10, 2011

They're Digging in the Wrong Place


I had read this somewhere before, and wasn't the least bit surprised by it, but today ThinkProgress has run down the numbers which reveal that there have been more non-Muslim terrorism cases investigated since 9/11 than cases involving Muslims.

It's worth taking a look at and it casts a very nice little pall over the true rationale behind Peter King's Capitol Hill dog-and-pony show.

Bottom line: King's doing it because he's shit-pants terrified of those brown people and their weird god and so are his constituents, so why not cynically exploit that fear?

ThinkProgress: Almost Twice as Many Plots Since 9/11 from Non-Muslims/3.10.11

By the way, you know why you'd be inclined to believe that twitchy Muslims are the bigger threat when it comes to terrorism? It's a matter of perception. The math breaks down like this:

Brown, vaguely Arabic Muslim guy tries to kill innocent people to make a political statement = Terrorist

White, Christian guy tries to kill innocent people to make a political statement = Mentally unbalanced lone wolf

6 comments:

Montana said...

Why doesn’t this Peter T. King investigate the “Home Grown” radicalization of Irish Americans, who support the tradition wing of the IRA (Irish Republican Army), or Noraid (The Irish Northern Aid Committee), and being recruited by “Enemy Overseas” or worse “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, where their priests have rape our young American boys, what about that you hypocrite scumbag.


http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-8-2011/peter-king-wants-to-investigate-any-american-muslim-who-is-not-actively-stopping-terrorist-plots-

Eric said...

Sorry, Chez, you got this one wrong:

Brown, vaguely Arabic Muslim guy tries to kill innocent people to make a political statement = Terrorist

White, Christian guy tries to kill innocent people to make a political statement = nationalist hero only doing what the British forced him to do by not recognizing his natural rights

King doesn't ignore or dismiss terrorists when they're white, he embraces them and acts as a volunteer apologist for murdering fucks. He's not just a bigot, he's your full-throated hypocritical douche.

Friends of said...

The irony. It burns. Right wing homophobic nut job shoots up gay loving church = all congregations across Murka should pack heat. Problem solved.

CNNfan said...

At least they are predictable by the idiom,
"If you can't beat them, join them."

Mart said...

Even the "liberal" media talks up the brown terrorist/white wolf meme; dumbing us all down.

Anonymous said...

@Montana Ki
King believes that terrorists and catholics are OK if they're white and catholic