Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Bombing Brings Fears of Backlash Aimed At Second Amendment Proponents

April fools!:
CAIRO – Feeling the brunt of the 9/11 attacks, Muslims worldwide have raced to social media websites to pray that perpetrators of a deadly bombing in Boston would not be Muslims.
“Please don’t be a Muslim,” Hend Amry from Libya wrote on Twitter cited by The Washington Post.
Jenan Moussa, a journalist for Dubai-based Al-Aan TV, retweeted the message “Please don’t be a ‘Muslim’” and added that the plea was “the thought of every Muslim right now.”
At least three people were killed and scores injured when two explosions rocked near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 14.
US officials said that there was no information yet available about those behind the attack and their motives.
Yet, Muslims, who still feel the brunt of the 9/11 attacks, were worried that they could be easily blamed for the attack.
“Fact: Terrorism has no religion, race, or nationality. Standing against terror should unite us all,” Nervana Mahmoud, another Twitter user, posted...
Fact: armed jihad is a fact of life, whether perpetrated by al Qaeda or a "lone wolf," and whether or not it turns out to be implicated in the Boston bombing.

Update: There are reports that a suspect has been identified, so we may know soon enough the provenance of the person behind the bombing.

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