Why should Australians fear from Muslims?

There are 46820 comments on the Scoop story from Dec 23, 2007, titled Why should Australians fear from Muslims?. In it, Scoop reports that:

About 800 people gathered in Camden, NSW and raised their voice against the plan for an Islamic School to be built in the area.

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Serpent

Calgary, Canada

#38841 Apr 24, 2013
Rocksolid wrote:
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What's your point all the things you list all happen in the muslim world as well ?
BUT
We don't have Christians trying to blow up other Christians children on a daily basis.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/30007...
We don't have the absolute hatred that muslims have for muslims in our culture
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/29996...
The absolute hated
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/23/29990...
Is this the success you talk about....... to every body else failure.
Well at least they are killing their own kind.
They have such desire to kill people that they pick on other Muslims. Allah knows the world could use fewer muzzies!! LOL !!
immigrant

Australia

#38842 Apr 24, 2013
Muslims born weak wrote:
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Course we understand. We are part of the elite west that controls & subjugates you muslims.
Our trades, our skills, our beliefs are all at one with the USA. Our miltary is integrated, skilled, awesome in singular or unified power.
We kill you at will.
We see you, track you, our drones and instruments can smote you or whole nations of Islam - as we wish.
Allah trembles and urinates in fear at our power.
Your people beg and endure much hardship simply for the privilege to live in our place, it is a real heaven rather than the falsehoods of muhhammad.
We get you to kill each other and we help the underdog like the Shia to take from the Sunni in
Iraq. Or we help the allahwite and Wahhabi kill
each other in Syria and beyond. We make you speak to us in our toungue and laugh at your primitive superstitions.
We correct you in your errors.
We always have more knowledge and truth.
So yes us 'convicts' understand.
Better than you ever will.
You by comparism will live and then die knowing you followed a false god and a useless life.
You will die knowing you lacked the courage like your forebears to save your soul, black with sin.
Your envy & jealousy is of those in the light, a place you are too weak to step into.
You mock & scorn but show a hatred of yourself.
All Muslims hate themselves.
They also know what they believe is false but are too weak to face the truth.
Many hide in our house to escape Islam.
We 'convict' also understand this.
It seems you are the convicts, the one imprisoned with Islam.
Your mocking of us is really a desperate call for
help for yourself.
Hhahahahah, self deception will surely end your convict civilization, problem is that previous people from whom you stole quietly faded away under your cowardice, but Muslims are a different story they have been a thorn in your convict arse cesspool civilization for 1500 years and your Micky mouse integrated armies are defeated by dudes in flip flops and table top covers on their heads, Hahahahahah, imagine micky mouse on the run and a cat behind it (typical cartoon scenario you are weaned on LLOL,)

Its as if European convict civilization has come up against an immovable object the mountain of Islam and Muslims civilization, no matter what they do they fail and this is only the beginning because not only will Muslims fight back but convert you Islam, it is Islams manifest destiny. Keep popping whatever you are on convict.

Did you understand anything Convict...HAHAHAHAHAHAH


immigrant

Australia

#38843 Apr 24, 2013
Muslims born weak wrote:
<quoted text>
Course we understand. We are part of the elite west that controls & subjugates you muslims.
Our trades, our skills, our beliefs are all at one with the USA. Our miltary is integrated, skilled, awesome in singular or unified power.
We kill you at will.
We see you, track you, our drones and instruments can smote you or whole nations of Islam - as we wish.
Allah trembles and urinates in fear at our power.
Your people beg and endure much hardship simply for the privilege to live in our place, it is a real heaven rather than the falsehoods of muhhammad.
We get you to kill each other and we help the underdog like the Shia to take from the Sunni in
Iraq. Or we help the allahwite and Wahhabi kill
each other in Syria and beyond. We make you speak to us in our toungue and laugh at your primitive superstitions.
We correct you in your errors.
We always have more knowledge and truth.
So yes us 'convicts' understand.
Better than you ever will.
You by comparism will live and then die knowing you followed a false god and a useless life.
You will die knowing you lacked the courage like your forebears to save your soul, black with sin.
Your envy & jealousy is of those in the light, a place you are too weak to step into.
You mock & scorn but show a hatred of yourself.
All Muslims hate themselves.
They also know what they believe is false but are too weak to face the truth.
Many hide in our house to escape Islam.
We 'convict' also understand this.
It seems you are the convicts, the one imprisoned with Islam.
Your mocking of us is really a desperate call for
help for yourself.
Hey Bogan you must be one of the people mentioned below, LLOL, some more good news of your integrated superior rulers
in Washington, I wasnt wrong in saying keep popping whatever you are on in my previous post.......HAHAHAHAHAHAH

Americans are the most drugged and indebted people on earth, with the highest rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth among developed nations. We don’t think much about the future, nor can we envision what it might bring. With no universal healthcare, many of us don’t even dare to think about our own bodily decline or vulnerabilities.“Kicking the can down the road” has become our mantra. Each speech by the President is a vapid pep talk with no correlation to reality, yet, clouded by virtual or real narcotics, many of us still clap and cheer. Others mumble that it’s time we fight back, but with our enemy ill-defined or out of reach, we’re reduced to shooting innocents or ourselves.

Linh Dinh is the author of two books of stories, five of poems, and a novel, Love Like Hate. He’s tracking our deteriorating socialscape through his frequently updated photo blog, State of the Union.
immigrant

Australia

#38844 Apr 24, 2013
Home Grown wrote:
<quoted text>
You are wasting your breath. MUQ is one of those Muslims who exacerbates peoples fear about Muslims, but he is so indoctrinated that he simply cannot see that. MUQ lacks the ability too, any part of him that was once able to objectively look at his choice of religion, has long been absorbed by all things Islam.
MUQ is a fully fledged indoctrinated Muslim to everything Islam and if Islam said the sky is pink, he would argue with you that it is, because his religion says it is.
Everything you say has merit,fantical Muslims are the biggest killers of each other over their own religion and yet with family and friends dropping like flies, limbs missing, horrific wounds, they will still be absolute in their devotion to Islam and proclaim it as 'THE' only religion.
MUQ is, I conclude, one of those. He could have his legs blown off my a fellow muslim's bomb who didn't agree with what somebody said/did or another's 'form' of Islam and MUQ would STILL be trying to convice or convert you that Islam is a peaceful religion with no faults.
As I say you are wasting your time, free thought for MUQ is channelled via Islam and like anyone who has been fully indoctrinated into a religion, there is no other belief system or philosophies that would remotely taken on board. No chance in hell.
MUQ only waits for you to stop speaking/writing so he can promote Islam. He isn't LISTENING to you, he only waits for his chance to TALK.
You must be an idiot to think we would listen to your rants when we have proof of who is behind the bloodshed in our Muslim lands.

Since: Dec 12

Sydney

#38845 Apr 24, 2013
Rocksolid wrote:
<quoted text>
What's your point all the things you list all happen in the muslim world as well ?
BUT
We don't have Christians trying to blow up other Christians children on a daily basis.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/30007...
We don't have the absolute hatred that muslims have for muslims in our culture
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/29996...
The absolute hated
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/23/29990...
Is this the success you talk about....... to every body else failure.
Also, Muslim countries don't have millions of Western parasites sucking up welfare and healthcare and contributing nothing in return. Banning Muslim immigration and getting rid of some of the most useless and divisive immigrants would be a good start to fixing some problems in Western countries.
Alex Gollan

Panama

#38846 Apr 24, 2013
immigrant wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be an idiot to think we would listen to your rants when we have proof of who is behind the bloodshed in our Muslim lands.
New persona again today.... still the same old story
unwantedimmigran t

Botany, Australia

#38848 Apr 24, 2013
immigrant wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be an idiot to think we would listen to your rants when we have proof of who is behind the bloodshed in our Muslim lands.
Where are you in your Muslim lands you coward, not there. YOu lay low whinging about Westerners in the bosom of a Western country like Australia.

A cowardly hypocrite who wants everything a western ideology country can provide, but hate it and its people.

If you feel so strongly about your people in your muslim lands and identify it so much, choose one of your muslim lands and fly there on the next available plane.

Of course you won't, you LOVE everything that a western lifestyle and laws provide, relative safety away from poverty, violence and chaos which permeates your beloved Muslim lands.

Listen, brutha, if every Western contry pulled out of those hell holes tomorrow, there still would be no peace because centuries of tribal wars would still carry on regardless.

Syria, Egypt, Somalia for starters. Long after Afghanistan and Iraq are left to their own devices, they will merely slide back into the brutal and violent ways of their past.

Syrians are accusing the west of NOT STEPPING IN, but the moment the west do listen to those please from the middle east for help, they are accused of being oppressors.
The west will never 'fix' the middle east, because large factions of the people in it will be always at war.
You sound like you are very fixed in your middle eastern ideology, so really, put your big mouth on the line, just move back to your precious muslim country.
unwantedimmigran t

Botany, Australia

#38849 Apr 24, 2013
immigrant wrote:
<quoted text>
Hhahahahah, self deception will surely end your convict civilization, problem is that previous people from whom you stole quietly faded away under your cowardice, but Muslims are a different story they have been a thorn in your convict arse cesspool civilization for 1500 years and your Micky mouse integrated armies are defeated by dudes in flip flops and table top covers on their heads, Hahahahahah, imagine micky mouse on the run and a cat behind it (typical cartoon scenario you are weaned on LLOL,)
Its as if European convict civilization has come up against an immovable object the mountain of Islam and Muslims civilization, no matter what they do they fail and this is only the beginning because not only will Muslims fight back but convert you Islam, it is Islams manifest destiny. Keep popping whatever you are on convict.
Did you understand anything Convict...HAHAHAHAHAHAH
That's Mr Convict to you Mr Driveby!

Yet you covet the convict land. YOu don't have to remind us what a discontented and violent people you are brutha. Your recent history of internal warring in your muslim countries is a constant headliner. Muslims killing Muslims, what else is new?? When you're busy not killing each other you are off killing somebody else.
Violence is in your blood.
unwantedimmigran t

Botany, Australia

#38850 Apr 24, 2013
Interestingly, if you going onto Islamic or Muslim forums, you will see about a 75% rate of Muslims who more or less have no sympathy about the Boston bombings nor the loss of life for the 8 yr old boy.
The tone is very much "well they had it coming"! These forums were based in Western countries. So again, you have an example of wanting all the freedom, democracy and safety of a Western country while spitting venom at that same country.

In their minds the West has no sympathies coming their way for perceived injustices the West has brought upon their lands.
I will say in fairness, a small percentage of Muslims on those sites genuinely expressed anger about the attacks and opposed those views of those who had the "they had that coming" attitude.
Unfortunatley, they were well and truly in the minority. I admired them for their courage to speak out against a populist forum ideology.

This is why Australians fear Muslims, because the feeling is that Muslims want 'reprisal' in the form of violence.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#38851 Apr 24, 2013
Muslims like to think australians fear them but this is not the case and that's what pisses them off. Islam itself is a religion of fear and it's followers live in a constant sate of paranoia. Most australians are free from the mind control of fundamentalist belief systems and are therefore capable of rational creative thought. Muslims are like Pavlov's dogs, conditioned to respond on a purely emotional level, islam is a belief system driven by narcissistic infantile emotionalism rather than rational analytical thought.
Muslims do not suffer from cognitive dissonance, they are perfectly able to hold two contradictory thoughts simultaneously and believe fervently in the veracity of both, killing is not murder, FGM is not barbaric, hatred is love. Islam is a blueprint for insanity and muslims demonstrate the mental instability required to be a believer.
Stinking Immigrant

Perth, Australia

#38852 Apr 24, 2013
immigrant wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be an idiot to think we would listen to your rants when we have proof of who is behind the bloodshed in our Muslim lands.
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Neegaar,

http://dawn.com/2013/04/24/bomb-blast-injured...

HA HA HA HA haaaa Blackee, LOL LOLLOL LOL LOL Slumpig

What a bunch of BACKWARD LOSERS..... I'm glad their dead....... HA Ha ha
MUQs Success

Perth, Australia

#38853 Apr 24, 2013

“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#38854 Apr 25, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
"Thenceforth were your (i.e. Jew's) hearts hardened: they became like a rock and even worse in hardness. For among rocks there are some from which rivers gush forth; others there are which when split asunder send forth water; and others which sink for fear of Allah, and Allah is not unmindful of what you do" (2:74)
Did not your prophets heart harden towards those who would not accept Islam ?
god reclaims Church

Australia

#38856 Apr 25, 2013
Umayyd a metaphor wrote:
Muslims destroyed the tower at the ummayyd mosque in syria. This is the 2nd most holy site in islams historical progression. It's like Christians destroying St peters of Rome.
The ummayds were Syrian from Marw and tried to evolve Islam from it's heretical pagan Allah moon god beliefs into a further synthetic adopting christian & roman beliefs.
Islam went thru a rapid expansion, the islamic
caliphate was run by the Sryian governor and backfilled what was the collapse of the roman empire, Islam moved in to the ex colonies & territories of Rome.
But the syrian attempts to modernize & expand
Islam were troubled. It triggered 3 civil wars within Islam and a Berber revolt. Islam was largely a spent force within 140 years.

Control of Islam then moved to the Turks, then
the Mongols, who never believed in it but used it
as a subjugation & tribute mechanism.
Today the vast majority of Muslims (90%) come from the mongol takeover of Islam, they do not understand what they believe, but were born
enlsaved into it.
Now the great unwind. All across the earth as knowledge is brought to these people, Islam is
ignored or discarded.
Islam is in conflict and at war with each other.
Like the Umayyd mosque tower,,, Islam is
collapsing within itself.
Very good, factual, relevant and interesting.
To the very heart of the topic, what do we have to fear from Islam...
Very little it seems, Islam is at war with itself and in collapse everywhere.
The destruction of the umayyd minaret is very much a metaphor for the collapse of islam, it was the first 'conquest' of Islam in it's original expansion. Now Syria, once the very centre of Islam is in chaos & civil war.

How long before the Umayyd mosque in Allepo will be converted back to be a Christian church ?
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Because without the minaret, that is what is is now. It's now reverted back to being what it was, the church of St John the Baptist.
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God has given a sign.
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The end of the evil of Islam is in sight.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#38858 Apr 25, 2013
Rocksolid wrote:
<quoted text>
What's your point all the things you list all happen in the muslim world as well ?
BUT
We don't have Christians trying to blow up other Christians children on a daily basis.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/30007...
We don't have the absolute hatred that muslims have for muslims in our culture
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/24/29996...
The absolute hated
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/23/29990...
Is this the success you talk about....... to every body else failure.
You may be right, you do not do the killing on the daily basis.

But you kill in masse, and more than double or treble or make it more than 10 times the numbers killed by Muslims.

So ultimately, you become the most efficient Killing Machine.

That is what I was saying all along that Christians and White races have killed more innocent humans than all other religions combined.

Look at the mayhem about those three people killed in Boston....did any one heard about how many people were killed in latest Drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen?

It seems it is your blood that has any value and not any one else's?

And still you people are "Most peaceful nations in the world"
HONESTLY

Botany, Australia

#38859 Apr 25, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
You may be right, you do not do the killing on the daily basis.
But you kill in masse, and more than double or treble or make it more than 10 times the numbers killed by Muslims.
So ultimately, you become the most efficient Killing Machine.
That is what I was saying all along that Christians and White races have killed more innocent humans than all other religions combined.
Look at the mayhem about those three people killed in Boston....did any one heard about how many people were killed in latest Drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen?
It seems it is your blood that has any value and not any one else's?
And still you people are "Most peaceful nations in the world"
Oh rubbish. YOu obviously have not studied history throughout the ages if you are saying that white races have killed more than all other religions combined.NIce highlight on your Muslim fantaticism and racism.

Just for starters:
* 40,000,000 Red China, 1949-76 (outright killing, manmade famine, Gulag)


* 4,000,000 Ethiopia, 1962-92: Communists, artificial hunger, genocides

* 3,900,000 Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa): 1967-68; 1977-78; 1992-95; 1998-present

* 2,800,000 Korean war, 1950-53

* 1,900,000 Sudan, 1955-72; 1983-2006 (civil wars, genocides)

* 1,970,000 Cambodia: Khmer Rouge 1975-79; civil war 1978-91

* 1,800,000 Vietnam War, 1954-75

* 1,800,000 Afghanistan: Soviet and internecine killings, Taliban 1980-2001

1* 1,450,000 West Pakistan massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh 1971)

1* 1,400,000 Nigeria, 1966-79 (Biafra); 1993-present

1* 1,100,000 Mozambique, 1964-70 (30,000)+ after retreat of Portugal 1976-92

*1,500,000 Iran-Iraq-War, 1980-88

*900,000 Rwanda genocide, 1994

15 875,000 Algeria: against France 1954-62 (675,000); between Islamists and the government 1991-2006 (200,000)

* 850,000 Uganda, 1971-79; 1981-85; 1994-present


* 650,000 Indonesia: Marxists 1965-66 (450,000); East Timor, Papua, Aceh etc, 1969-present (200,000)

* 580,000 Angola: war against Portugal 1961-72 (80,000); after Portugal’s retreat (1972-2002)

* 500,000 Brazil against its Indians, up to 1999

* 430,000 Vietnam, after the war ended in 1975 (own people; boat refugees)

* 400,000 Indochina: against France, 1945-54

* 400,000 Burundi, 1959-present (Tutsi/Hutu)

* 700,000 Somalia, 1991-present

* 700,000 North Korea up to present (own people)

* 350,000 Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Turkey, 1980s-1900,000 Iraq, 1970-2003 (Saddam against minorities)

* 190,000 Lebanon civil war, 1975-90

*90,000 Iran, 1978-79 (revolution)

*29,000 Jordan government vs. Palestinians, 1970-71 (Black September)

*20,000 Syria, 1982 (against Islamists in Hama)

* 70,000 Syrians dead and counting, present internal conflict.

---more lists, but I've run out of space and energy!

You don't even value your own blood though, so how can any sane person expect you to value anybody elses. Take westerners out of the equasion, you will still kill each other with regular montony, you have been responsible for more of your own deaths in this modern era than any western influence.
The usual muslim banging on about Drones killing (and yes, unfortunatley they sometimes kill innocent civilians) when your own murder rate makes the drones look tame.

NINETY PERCENT OF THE ELEVEN MILLION MUSLIMS WHO HAVE DIED SINCE 1948 HAS BEEN BY EACH OTHER'S MUSLIM HANDS!! Maybe you should CONVINCE OTHER MUSLIMS OF YOUR PEACEFUL RELIGION NOT US WESTERNERS!
immigrant

Australia

#38860 Apr 25, 2013
Stinking Immigrant wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Neegaar,
http://dawn.com/2013/04/24/bomb-blast-injured...
HA HA HA HA haaaa Blackee, LOL LOLLOL LOL LOL Slumpig
What a bunch of BACKWARD LOSERS..... I'm glad their dead....... HA Ha ha
HA HA HA HA haaaa LOL LOLLOL LOL LOL convict LOL LOLLOL LOL LOL

Americans are the most drugged and indebted people on earth, with the highest rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth among developed nations. We don’t think much about the future, nor can we envision what it might bring. With no universal healthcare, many of us don’t even dare to think about our own bodily decline or vulnerabilities.“Kicking the can down the road” has become our mantra. Each speech by the President is a vapid pep talk with no correlation to reality, yet, clouded by virtual or real narcotics, many of us still clap and cheer. Others mumble that it’s time we fight back, but with our enemy ill-defined or out of reach, we’re reduced to shooting innocents or ourselves.

Linh Dinh is the author of two books of stories, five of poems, and a novel, Love Like Hate. He’s tracking our deteriorating socialscape through his frequently updated photo blog, State of the Union.
Report a Muslim

Saint Marys, Australia

#38861 Apr 25, 2013
Today a massive crackdown on all the immigrants working here illegally & stealing Australian jobs was announced (below).
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You can call 1800 009 623 dob in an illegal, or a company that is employing an illegal.
Please call now with your suspect illegals.
*
Here is the press announcement.
The Australian Taxation Office is cracking down on holders of 27 types of visas.

Details of one million Australian visa holders will
be compared with tax office records in a data-matching investigation targeting fraud and tax law breaches.

The Australian Tax Office has announced it will
seek and collect names and addresses and other details of the holders of 27 types of visas, including skilled workers under the contentious 457 program and students.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship will provide the details for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 income years.

"These will be electronically matched and
analysed with certain sections of ATO data holdings to identify potential fraud, and other non compliance with lodgment and payment obligations under taxation law," the ATO said in
a notice in the government gazette.

"Records relating to approximately 1,000,000
individuals who were granted visas under the above subclasses will be matched.

"The ATO may also provide information to assist the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to
maintain the integrity of the student and temporary working visa programs.
The ATO is legally able to provide this information."

The data exchange will include all international travel movements undertaken by the visa holder,
the listed educational institution where the person intends to study; information about immigration agents who helped process the visa; and any other visa information.
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Call 1800 009 623 to dob in suspected illegal Immigrants.
Many will be illegal in some form, be it their visa or working conditions or fraud & criminal activities
they engage in.
Or call regarding their employer, be this mcdonalds, 711 or caltex, or pehaps it's an cleaning company.
Odds are the Immigrant is in breach of their
working conditions, is stealing Australian jobs and not paying tax.
*
Call now to dob them in.
ESP radical Muslims who are almost always criminal as well.
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It's your duty as an Australian.

Call 1800 009 623
It's anonymous.
The immigration dept, tax dept, then the police will then deal with the Muslim suspect in the shop or in the street or wherever.
Any Muslim in Islamic clothing, with a beard or who preaches non Christian values is a suspect.
Also report their employer (many wont as they are here to steal benefits).
Report any Muslim you see with large amounts of money or if they are in a car or other asset without any visible means of income.
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You have a right to decide who will be in this country and this is your chance to influence that.
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Call now on any Muslim man, woman or child that you think is not suitable for Australia abd needs to be investigated.
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1800 009 623
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Call Now !
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The SWAT TEAM

Anonymous Proxy

#38862 Apr 25, 2013
Report FAggrolite, all the Ades and sock puppets, sIndian, Anglo Indian and Good Aussies.
immigrant

Australia

#38863 Apr 25, 2013
We weep for the violence done to ours but not for the violence we do to others
By Missy Comley Beattie
Posted on April 24, 2013by Missy Comley Beattie

Imagine you’re there, eager, exuberant. You look at the sky and gasp at its beauty. It’s a perfect day for a life-affirming event. Suddenly you hear. You hear, but what you hear really doesn’t register as frightening. After all, this is a celebration. And then you see. You see a curling cloud of smoke. You watch, noticing the way it dances, changing shape. And then, there’s another sound, followed by screams. Your gaze shifts. You look up, staring into the face of someone whose eyes speak horror. You turn, to see. A leg, missing its foot. A body, without legs. Your spouse’s. Your child’s.I’ve just described a wedding party in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, any place exploded by war.
A week ago Monday, the tragedy happened to occur in Massachusetts where the FBI searches for answers.Early in April, the heartbreak you heard little or nothing about took place in Afghanistan, when a NATO airstrike killed 20. Among the dead were 11 children.
There is no hunt for the murderers of civilians killed by “pressure cookers” manufactured by huge weapons corporations. Occasionally, we hear or read the understatement “collateral damage” as an expression of regret for what’s done in our names, but the decision yielding that euphemism is deemed justifiable by some. American exceptionalism, you know.
A few minutes ago, I viewed photos of two of Boston’s dead. One revealed a beautiful young woman. The other was an adorable little boy.
Barack Obama made this statement:
Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. What we don’t yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization—foreign or domestic—or was the act of a malevolent individual. Of course this is an act of terror. It terrorized. That was the intent. Whether the perpetrator is homegrown or foreign grown, acting with an accomplice, or among a membership dead set on roosting the chickens, people are afraid—despite Obama’s ridiculous statement:“The American people refuse to be terrorized.”
The US government demands our fear, exploits our emotions—to commit its own acts of terror.
My first thought as I read the news was a question: What country will bear the brunt of revenge if the attack is not domestic? This is the reality that makes me weep with despair—that people, within the borders of the red, white, and blue, are so afraid that they enthusiastically demonize and dehumanize an entire group of people.
Meanwhile, experts are debating how to ease the fears of America’s children. Singing a moving rendition of the National Anthem at a ballgame is not the solution. Rather, we should be demanding an end to injustice, an end to war. Because Boston is daily for those who live in areas of “overseas contingency operation.” Yes, that’s another euphemism, conceived by the Pentagon, for AfPakIraq conflict.
Obama said:“If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil, that’s it—selflessly, compassionately, unafraid.”Ask the people whose countries we invade if America is selfless, compassionate. Violence is a circle that returns vengeance. Our culture of hatred, of objectifying others, of mighty righteousness has blown back with calamitous potency.
Mothers and fathers in the Newtowns and Bostons and malls and on city streets never know when they kiss their loved ones goodbye and send them off to wherever, if they’ll be called to identify a body at some morgue or to the school or hospital to learn the severity of the injuries.“Not my child. Please, not my child.” Saying this over and over with little or no consideration that parents, human beings, in the countries we ravage with war, cry for their own, love their children just as much as we love ours.
Missy Comley Beattie can be reached at missybeat@gmail.com.

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