Personally, I can no more fathom the horror and the sheer terror those kids must have felt in the last moments of their very brief lives anymore than I can understand why we let a person like Glenn Reynolds into a classroom.
|By: TBogg Friday December 14, 2012 11:56 am|
Understanding where Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller will be going with the Pre-Christmas NRA-Sponsored Connecticut Kid Slaughter in several screen shots…
|By: Philippe Duhart Saturday August 11, 2012 6:00 pm|
The Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting again reignited the one-sided debate over whether or not such incidents should be labeled as acts of terrorism. In a must-read post, Juan Cole argues that the media tends to make a distinction between “terrorists” — foreign, generally Muslim violent actors — and “extremists” — American killers similarly motivated by political grievances. The families American of political murderers are interviewed “weeping as they wonder where he went wrong,” while the families of Muslim “terrorists” are rarely spoken with; while American extremists are seen as members of the political “fringe,” Muslim “terrorists” are seen as emblematic of their own “mainstream” society and its inherent ills.