Originally Posted by strider
If they used the same term for every attack perpretated by a member of a religious faction THEN MAYBE it could be forgiven, but it still wouldnt make it right.
I don't think you realise the significance of that term sister. When Islam is mentioned, people finish the sentence with 'terrorism'. That is not right.
George W. Bush has mentioned countless countless times that he believes he is on a religious mission, BY GOD, to take over Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a very right-wing Christian, a fundamentalist in any sense of the term.
So his attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq ARE RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED. The current number of deaths caused in Iraq so far lies at 30,000 (by IBC, other figures put it at over 100,000). These ARE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
So, not even once, has the term 'Christian' be used in front of any of G. W. Bushs' decisions of invasion and attack.
You may argue they are more political. The so called 'Islamic terrorist' attacks are also very political, usually in reaction to political conditions in a certain country.
You may argue that religion plays a greater role in the Islamic terrorist attacks. G. W. Bush claimed he has been 'spoken' to by God. How much more religious can you get?
Sister, understand that intentional or not, the Media is a bias. Not all of it, but the main bulk of it. Read the Daily Mail one day, and then read the Guardian. The Daily Mail is filled with scare stories regarding muslims and foreigners doing this and that. The Guardian is filled with real, accurate, reliable news and so these silly stories are not included.
Why you feel you want to defend the use of a term which is wrong, bias, so counter-productive I honestly do not know. You say it's a pardox, but it's a valid term. That is disgusting, you think it is valid to compare the name of the religion ALLAH chose for mankind, the only religion that provides true peace and true love for humanity, the name of religion which has so little to do with culture and geography and has so much to do with beliefs, honestly, peace and submission with the word terrorism?
Honestly, think about what your saying sister. This is not a small, or a light thing. It is very serious.