Godstud wrote:If you are going to use them, then I am, as well. It's simply unreasonable fear. The amount of people getting killed is insignificant. That's FACT.
Bad luck if you happen to be one of them.
USA suffers more deaths from criminals than any "terrorists" and this is the same in pretty much every country in the world. it's fear blown out of all proportion to the actual threat.
Criminals aren’t trying to take over nation states and then impose a theocratic regime. How many deaths do you think will happen under such a regime? Could the Islamic State in Iraq/Syria give an idea about that?
Godstud wrote:Yes, Pants-of-dog. It took a while but I came to realize that Islam wasn't the big bogey-man that everyone makes it out to be. I also pissed off my brother in a huge way, as my thinking was counter, to his.
I came to realize that the reasons behind terrorism have nothing to do with Islam, but it is a convenient thing to blame, when things happen, as people in these regions generally have little besides religion, once the 'Superpowers' have fleeced their countries of the resources, and fucked their governments up.
So yes, I went from Islamaphobe(Rei Murasame's camp), to enlightened realist.
Please, call me SJW if it makes you feel better, since I'd rather be fighting for someone's rights, than against them(Nazi/racist). SJW is a compliment, compared to being called a Nazi(the other end of the spectrum).
Incidentally, Canada accepting refugees and immigrants in vast numbers(250,000 per year), started around 1990, so this is nothing new. Hatred, bigotry, racism towards those refugees is new, however(at least in how loud the shits are).
Your comments are entirely unCanadian, Buzz62, and you are peddling unreasoning fear. You want me, and others to buy into that same fear, and it's simply not happening.
A single terrorist attack every year or two, is not a threat to the very fabric of Canadian existence. You're trying to sell it, like it is.
Yes, I am aware of the problems in the south of Thailand, and the bomb that went off in Bangkok 2 years ago. Thais are "aware" of it. It doesn't change how they live their lives. They don't live in the fear that you propose we all should be living in.
By being fearful, you're giving terrorists what they want. Intimidation. That's part of the terrorism package. If you don't let them make you fearful, they fail. You get that, right?
Fear doesn't actually protect you. it does make you aware of something, but most fear tends to be unreasonable, in comparison to the threat.
Please provide evidence that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with religion.
The Thais are concerned about Islamic extremism. And they will become even more concerned if Indonesia and Malaysia fall to ISIS. This is not something you can idly dismiss as fear mongering. I noticed you simply ignored anything I related regarding the threat in SE Asia. Canada should be proactive in checking the advance of ISIS. Your attitude is the response of the proverbial ostrich.