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Dumbestdorf

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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14175 on: January 11, 2015, 01:00:04 pm »

My god, you're right. She's Hungarian though.

If that makes you feel any better, Florian Philippot, one of the vice-presidents of the french "Front National" far-right party, is gay. Not that it changes anything one way or another.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14176 on: January 11, 2015, 01:20:51 pm »

It's also worth pointing out that, while Westerners always think that the terrorist threat is 'overblown' and that 9/11 was an one-off, Nigerians and many other Muslims (they rarely work in Christian areas, ironically) have to face deaths as a result of Islamic terrorism every week. We must not reduce their plight by suggesting it's all a conspiracy theory to curtain civil liberties on the internet or whatever the latest trend is.
Point of clarification, but I'm fairly sure not many (that aren't entirely bugnuts, anyway) in the western sphere actually think the terrorist threat to, y'know, places like nigeria is overblown. They think it is to places like the US or Canada, or most of Europe -- relatively stable regions in general, because hey, they kinda' aren't in any meaningful statistical sense (Random factoid: Drunk driving has killed several (dozen) times more US citizens than terrorism has.) -- but few with their head even remotely screwed on straight will deny the problem exists in, well, the places where it's actually a substantial problem. Of which there are plenty, they just tend to be outside of the general western sphere of countries.

Mind you, said problem being off in the distance getting them to care is an entirely different proposition, but I've pretty rarely noticed anyone western trying to downplay the impact of terrorist organizations in areas they're actually active and capable of doing substantial damage. They just deny, fairly rightfully, that it's a substantial issue at home.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14177 on: January 11, 2015, 01:46:03 pm »

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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14178 on: January 11, 2015, 01:56:47 pm »

Another Muslim attack on cartoonists.

I think "Islamic extremist attack" is a better way of putting it than "Muslim attack", Dutchling.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14179 on: January 11, 2015, 02:27:00 pm »

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« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 04:14:49 pm by Dutchling »
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14180 on: January 11, 2015, 04:03:29 pm »

Nah I just sneak-edited my post away.
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« Reply #14181 on: January 11, 2015, 04:37:50 pm »

Another Muslim attack on cartoonists.

I think "Islamic extremist attack" is a better way of putting it than "Muslim attack", Dutchling.

At least they're calling it an arson and not a terrorist attack.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14182 on: January 11, 2015, 04:42:50 pm »

Why doesn't it qualify as a terrorist attack in your opinion?
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14183 on: January 11, 2015, 04:53:59 pm »

It doesn't sound like ordered Terrorism- just thugs from the streets seeing it as a target in light of recent publicity. Might not even be Muslims doing it, though it's certainly a big possibility.
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« Reply #14184 on: January 11, 2015, 04:55:50 pm »

Why doesn't it qualify as a terrorist attack in your opinion?
Same reason why throwing grenades and firing at a mosque doesn't qualify as a terrorist attack.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14185 on: January 11, 2015, 04:58:12 pm »

Come on, it's not terrorism if the victims are Muslims.
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14186 on: January 11, 2015, 05:03:07 pm »

Same reason why throwing grenades and firing at a mosque doesn't qualify as a terrorist attack.
Why doesn't it qualify as a terrorist attack in your opinion?
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14187 on: January 11, 2015, 05:05:31 pm »

Same reason why throwing grenades and firing at a mosque doesn't qualify as a terrorist attack.
Why doesn't it qualify as a terrorist attack in your opinion?

I've already answered your question once, why are you repeating your question?
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14188 on: January 11, 2015, 05:08:41 pm »

Because you didn't. You told me "Same reason why throwing grenades and firing at a mosque doesn't qualify as a terrorist attack."
Which reason is that?
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Re: Sheb's European Politics Megathread
« Reply #14189 on: January 11, 2015, 05:14:03 pm »

Because you didn't. You told me "Same reason why throwing grenades and firing at a mosque doesn't qualify as a terrorist attack."
Which reason is that?

Look, what I basically said was that it would have been pretty dumb to call that arson attack a terrorist attack seeing as how the french government is treating the two incidents where someone threw a grenade in a mosque burning part of it and someone taking shots at another mosque were treated as vandalism, okay?
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