tags: ISIS



2015 Dec 4
Terrorism or Not, We Still Need Sensible Gun Laws

Tashfeen Malik, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino tragedy two days ago and wife of the other shooter, Syed Farook, apparently expressed admiration of an ISIS leader before carrying out the attack.

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2015 Dec 5

Probably because of my exposure to postcolonial, anti-imperialist, and neo-Marxist literature, the theory that economic inequality in the Middle East is making terrorism popular seems thoroughly plausible. Add to that the fact that the West typically supports autocratic totalitarian regimes in the region often against the will of the people these regimes rule, and it's no wonder that radicals are having an easy time recruiting the disenfranchised. #‎blowback

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2015 Dec 16
San Bernardino and the Media

So I'm keeping my #ConspiracyTheories in abeyance, but at the very least, the #MSM fucked this up.

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2016 Mar 22
Religion and Terrorism

The simplistic answer is that certain religions are inherently violent, but this is not that useful of a response, because in truth, every religion can be fashioned into a weapon which people can wield to justify murder and conquest.

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2016 Jul 5
ISIS is an Enemy of Islam

The U.S. has never needed religious reasons for murdering indigenous people and killing people in other countries. So I kind of suspect it's not necessarily religion that promotes mass murder and I don't think anyone in the U.S. has the moral high ground here.1

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2016 Jul 5
Like A Christian Bombing St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday

It's hard to imagine a real Muslim bombing and killing people during the second holiest Islamic city during an Islamic holy month right after he'd been offered breakfast by fellow Muslims.

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2016 Aug 15
Obama Has a Time Machine

Twice now, Donald Trump and his campaign staff have accused Obama of using a time machine. Once to kill Capt. Humayun Khan in Iraq in 2004, and once to found ISIS in 1999. (To be fair, it was called Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad then, morphing into Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2004, then finally becoming the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in 2013.)

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