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FORT HOOD: Religious reference doesn’t make shooting terrorism

Letter by Larry P. Hill, Olympia on Aug. 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm with No Comments »
August 13, 2013 12:57 pm

Re: “Massacre was terrorism, not workplace violence” (letter, 8-9).

The writer uses the same old deception that we’ve come to depend on by conservatives: Because the Fort Hood shooter yelled a religious slogan, that makes this a “terrorist” event.

When there are events where other religious slogans are shouted – like “God bless (fill in the blank)” – does that makes those events terrorism as well?

How about recognizing that the Fort Hood shooter was mentally incapacitated, and his penchant for religious slogans is but a part of his ailment?

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