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OP, I am truly sorry about the pain your community has had to endure. This must have been a terrifying event.

That being said, what if the assailant had been white, American-born, and yelled "I am a warrior for Jesus!" No one, especially the media, would have labeled him a terrorist. Everyone would have bemoaned the lack of mental health care in our country and rushed out to buy a gun.

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OP, I am truly sorry about the pain your community has had to endure. This must have been a terrifying event.

That being said, what if the assailant had been white, American-born, and yelled "I am a warrior for Jesus!" No one, especially the media, would have labeled him a terrorist. Everyone would have bemoaned the lack of mental health care in our country and rushed out to buy a gun.

Yes, it was. It shook a community.

I understand your example. Possibly, it would be more similar and more relevant "IF" there were occurrences of white persons yelling "soldier of Jesus" and attacking innocent lives around the world. Since that is not the case, it fails to be equal in any comparison. "IF", however, there were multiple examples around the world and over time of "Jesus soldiers" committing such acts, then they WOULD be labeled as terrorists rather very easily. Currently, in the world, going on for sometime now, it has been persons identifying with Islam that have been committing such acts of terror around the world. Hence, the example in our community is easily identified as such...much like San Bernardino.

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Robert Dear, the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter, aligned himself with the Army of God.

Terrorist Organization Profile - START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

From your link===> [TABLE]

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[TD]Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):[/TD]

[TD]No[/TD]

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Is your example occurring globally around the world, impacting "multitudes" of people with hate and carnage? No, not really and a poor comparison, actually. So, truly, I fail to see your point. Strawman arguments?

This has nothing to do with what happened in our community in Columbus.

A radical muslim, who was on the FBI watchlist, committed an actual act of terrorism.

This is what happened. Those are the facts.

Unless one is an Islam apologist, I truly do not see your point or any point beyond what actually occurred. And the other fact remains. We as a community survived this attack and are doing fine. Again, peace and joy are the BEST raspberries.

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I have reread your links and I do not see any conclusive proof that the perpetrator has been determined by any authority to be a terrorist. Yes, he had been on a watch, but that had been abandoned. He had been on a green card, but so are some of my co-workers. He was a Muslim, but that whole First Amendment thing.

Yes, acts of terror are taking place around the world. I am personally more fearful of an angry white American male than anyone else. Since 9/11, more Americans have been killed by white American males than any terror group.

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Yes, acts of terror are taking place around the world. I am personally more fearful of an angry white American male than anyone else. Since 9/11, more Americans have been killed by white American males than any terror group.

So you are an apologist for Islam. In that case, I guess, you and I will have to agree to disagree. It was OUR community that was visited by a machete wielding man screaming Allahu Akbar and slashing at patrons and police...and yes, who is muslim. Sorry if that offends your sensitivities. But it is what it is. It happened not in your community. It was in OUR community. I will not banter words with you; for obviously, you will cherry pick what you wish to beat the straw man.

Peace....and Joy....to you.

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The point of the thread was to give comfort to other communities/persons who may be visited by future muslim extremism and terror.

Our community was attacked, but is doing fine. We are moving forward and moving onward.

If it happens for you and/or in your own community, you are not alone.

Peace to you all.

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I thought this thread was to talk about what happened in your community? I was able to share what happened in MINE. And I'm so sorry what happened to your town and neighbors.

Is it about Muslim extremism? Or is it about overcoming terror- all terror?

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I thought this thread was to talk about what happened in your community? I was able to share what happened in MINE. And I'm so sorry what happened to your town and neighbors.

Is it about Muslim extremism? Or is it about overcoming terror- all terror?

It was. And it was about overcoming terror. And our community is healing from it. Thank you for your input. It was spot on.

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