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    Posted November 6, 2009 by
    omekongo
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    Fort Hood shooting

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    Ft. Hood shooting: sadly more American than Islamic

     

    Post believes that while we must continually mourn this tragedy and come together as a country, we must also not make this issue a referendum on Islam, even if we find writings from this man that we deem extremist. Though this was a military tragedy, the way this transpired was more American in nature. From "going postal" in the 80s to Columbine, to the OKC bombing, to Virginia Tech (all crimes not committed by Muslims), this is how a select group of Americans choose to vent their frustrations. If we are going to make this about Islam, let's have some balance and also look at the Muslim Americans who gave their lives fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan. Colin Powell spoke about seeing American flags on the tombstones of American Islamic soldiers, not the Islamic star & crescent. Let's condemn the act and not a religion.

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