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Old 11-15-2015, 03:44 AM   #101
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Well it's incredibly depressing how this has so quickly been appropriated to justify militaristic chest-thumping and harsh anti-refugee stances. When we should be coming together to look after each other, it's sad to see how the worst of some people is coming out. It's made me furious how often I've seen comments on my Facebook feed of "nuke them all!" (Actual quote, sigh.)
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:48 AM   #102
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I'd like to take a moment though to compliment this thread, on the whole. I've nothing to add (yet), but there is a notable contrast with the bloodthirsty rampage that was the 2001 9/11 threads. There is some hope for wiser voices prevailing, I think. Or at least maintaining a plurality.

Then again, maybe I'd be singing a different tune if Facebook didn't exist and hadn't siphoned off a ton of posters. Fortunately, I have no 'friends', so little risk of becoming blindsided.
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:58 AM   #103
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It's not just online nobodies though. Look at the way Poland immediately took this as a chance to try to wreck EU refugee policy.

I see Pauline Hanson has also been mouthing off, but fortunately I think she counts as a nobody these days.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:12 AM   #104
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Unfortunately she doesn't. Her post and the Today Show's post were both shared in excess of 10,000 times.

I struggle to find the right word to describe how I feel in these circumstances. "Harrowing" is about the closest I've come.
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:06 AM   #105
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I want to believe most of those shares were of the "look at this dickhead" variety.
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:24 AM   #106
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It's not just online nobodies though. Look at the way Poland immediately took this as a chance to try to wreck EU refugee policy.
Interesting how Poland is veering close to religious extremism of their own, and loving it. The strength of the impact of religion there is high and frightening.
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:35 AM   #107
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Well it's incredibly depressing how this has so quickly been appropriated to justify militaristic chest-thumping and harsh anti-refugee stances. When we should be coming together to look after each other, it's sad to see how the worst of some people is coming out. It's made me furious how often I've seen comments on my Facebook feed of "nuke them all!" (Actual quote, sigh.)
this is the terrifying thing for France, as we know the Far Right are going to milk this for all it's worth - they are already campaigning on immigration and against refugees etc., so they are totally going to try their best to exploit people's fears... I just hope the French will stand firm and stick to their principles and not cave to Far-Right scaremongering

the worst thing too, is, a few weeks ago, so many right-wing knobheads were posting tabloid-type photos of refugees and claiming we were letting jihadi into Europe, and there were so many offensive comments online along these lines, and now they will feel vindicated because now it turns out one of the bombers actually did come in thru Greece with Syrian refugees (passport found at the Bataclan), so the whole refugee situation will risk being put into jeopardy as imbeciles will tar them with the same brush
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Shooting/Terrorism in Paris

The French are dropping bombs in what is supposed to be IS territory in Syria.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:37 PM   #109
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i guess it's not exactly the time to be sitting in a circle holding hands and singing kum by ya...
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Man pushes Muslim woman into oncoming underground train in London - The Express Tribune
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If you look at the timestamp on the actual video, this happened last Tuesday.

When this actually happened is not mentioned anywhere in the link you posted but if you follow the "This article originally appeared in The Independent" link that article (which was posted on Friday before the attacks) gives a date. The website you got this link off of clearly has an agenda publishing this today with no date.

EDIT: It also fails to mention that it was an 80-year old Japanese man who actually pushed the lady.
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:32 PM   #114
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Well, I guess I should have read it more closely.
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If we're so scared of a member of ISIS sneaking into the country, perhaps we shouldn't make it so easy to obtain weapons of death.
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Well it's incredibly depressing how this has so quickly been appropriated to justify militaristic chest-thumping and harsh anti-refugee stances. When we should be coming together to look after each other, it's sad to see how the worst of some people is coming out. It's made me furious how often I've seen comments on my Facebook feed of "nuke them all!" (Actual quote, sigh.)


I'm seeing a lot of those too, plus people saying that no Syrian refugees should be allowed into the country.

It makes me furious that few people are educating themselves about ISIS, what they're really all about, that not all Muslims are terrorists, that the vast majority of the refugees are fleeing ISIS as well, etc. No one wants to educate themselves; they just want to ride off emotion. Ignorance is truly bliss apparently.

Makes me worry about who will be elected next year, not to change the subject, but really...
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The French are dropping bombs in what is supposed to be IS territory in Syria.
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I'm seeing a lot of those too, plus people saying that no Syrian refugees should be allowed into the country.

It makes me furious that few people are educating themselves about ISIS, what they're really all about, that not all Muslims are terrorists, that the vast majority of the refugees are fleeing ISIS as well, etc. No one wants to educate themselves; they just want to ride off emotion. Ignorance is truly bliss apparently.
It's very, very depressing.
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