ronnewmexico wrote:Initial media knee jerk reaction was to suspect Alqueda....
ronnewmexico wrote:N...groups and organizations customarily claim certain newsworthy events. News media can discern who is and who is claiming...this is routine.
To announce a group claims this or that when they claim every tragic event happening anywhere is a deriliction of duty to report the news.
Al Queda is a terrrorist group.That means they inspire terrorism in the populace, not necessarily to produce certain acts.
The acts are means to a end.... the terror. Reporting in this manner puts a alqueda operative behind every event and thusly works to support their aim...it is irresponsible to say the least, bad journalism without a doubt.
ronnewmexico wrote:A submachine gun is not a weapon of great accuracy.
This is not always a true statement. For example, the Heckler & Koch MP5 is a submachine gun which is extremely accurate and which can fire 2 or 3-round bursts. I don't know what type of submachine gun the attacker used.
tobes wrote:Well, we've already had a long thread in which some people expressed alarm at the proliferation of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, and others justified it as well founded.
I don't wish to start another long, tiring debate; but I think it is worth remembering all that was said on that thread.
As one of the people expressing alarm, well, unfortunately there is now compelling evidence why such a stance is warranted.
As an aside, it is interesting how a Christian doing an unspeakable deed is characterised as "a lone psychotic gunman" (not a Christian terrorist) and no one is blaming the entire religion of Christianity for his action.
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