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    Default Do you find it interesting (and annoying)

    That a 15 year old boy in Parramatta is called a terrorist (assuming because he was Muslim) but a 21 year old Swedish man of Swedish origin is being called a "school killer" and "masked man"

    I can't help but think if he was Muslim he'd be labelled a terrorist. It really p1sses me off.

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    Yep 😡

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    I don't think it's necessarily because he's muslim - it's because there are suspected links to terrorist groups.

    The perpetrator of the 2011 Norwegian attacks (a Norwegian man of Norwegian descent) was also charged with terrorism along with mass murder.

    Terrorism is simply defined as the "unofficial or unauthorised use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims".

    If the investigation for the Swedish attack reveals links to terrorist groups or other political ideologies, then it will also be classed as terrorism.
    But they have already linked his act to political aims.
    Definitely a terrorist in my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    I don't think it's necessarily because he's muslim - it's because there are suspected links to terrorist groups.

    The perpetrator of the 2011 Norwegian attacks (a Norwegian man of Norwegian descent) was also charged with terrorism along with mass murder.

    Terrorism is simply defined as the "unofficial or unauthorised use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims".

    If the investigation for the Swedish attack reveals links to terrorist groups or other political ideologies, then it will also be classed as terrorism.
    They already know his motivation. He was anti-immigration and "extreme right wing." He targeted a poor neighbourhood that has a large proportion of immigrants. I think his motive and political stance is pretty clear.

    Your post is quite condescending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    glad to see you've found another thread to attack and bully me in.
    Wow!

    Saying your post is condescending is not bullying.

    Report me. There is also an ignore button if you feel I'm being rude.

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    Would also like to know how I've bullied you. Perhaps pm me to discuss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Then call him a terrorist.

    I take it your issue is with the media reporting? Write a complaint if you're not happy with the portrayal in the media.

    Personally I think the only people that should be able to label a crime terrorism or a person a terrorist are the law enforcement officers investigating it/them.

    Too much misuse of the term in the media - everything is bloody terrorism this days. It's all about sensational journalism and causing hysteria and panic these days instead of actually reporting the facts.


    I am not saying to call him a terrorist. I am asking why he is called a sword killer and masked man when another is called a terrorist by the same media.

    And thanks for your suggestions but again, a tad condescending and aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    There is no need to be rude just because you disagree with my posts.

    If you have an issue, report it.
    I actually agree with part of your previous post but your delivery is a bit off in this thread. You can disagree without being condescending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Your post is quite condescending.
    I didn't get that vibe at all from the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Saying your post is condescending is not bullying.
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    It is a bit like (knowingly) adding kindling to a campfire though.

    Enough kindling from enough people and threads go pear shaped.


 

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