All terrorists aren’t Muslim
Last week, I followed with interest the reactions of
the U.S. media regarding the private plane flying into
the federal government building in Texas. I was surprised
that several hours after the incident, it was not
considered a terrorist act but a “special event” only.
From what was reported, I understand that this man
had a specific agenda, fueled up a plane and flew it
deliberately into a building. Sounds eerily familiar,
But, yet, he was not and has not been labeled a terrorist.
Is it because he was not Muslim? There seems to be
an unwritten definition for terrorism and terrorists
today. In this changing world, are terrorists only from
the Middle East and Muslim?
There are heinous acts committed every day by people
of all walks of life. Abortion clinic bombings and
militia groups out west who are waging their own war
to secede from the U.S. But these groups aren’t labeled
in the general media as terrorists. Why not?
Yes, Islam does have radicals and problems within the
religion. What religion doesn’t? Ask Christians and Hindus
in India, Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland.
It’s not fair to lump all persons of one religion
together because the behaviors or beliefs of some.
Let’s be sure not to lump everyone together in one
group because of how they look or worship or where
they are from. Let’s evaluate a person on his actions