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Parent: New Zealand Shooting: Christchurch Mosque Attack

  1. #1160312019-03-17 06:36:06Farris said:

    @mizlily While I find your questions to be of little worth of giving a well thought out answer, since it seems like you didn't properly read what I wrote, (or you were too busy thinking about what you consider the hypocrisy of the other side of the political spectrum,) I'll give you a small response:

    @Farris What is the solution anyway?

    See what I wrote:

    it's time to discuss these issues we have different views on, and to come to a solution we can agree on.

    I hardly think that I have enough knowledge to tell you the solution to this issue, it's rather complex. Possible solutions should be discussed, evaluated, and tested. Feelings do not belong when it comes to making laws, this is something we've got to be very careful about. Feelings should instead be left for mourning for those whose life were lost, and those who lost their loved ones.

    If they all had a gun this wouldn’t have happened?

    Who knows? It's a rather bizarre scenario you're describing. I don't see that happening in our world. But, I suspect it wouldn't be beneficial to anyone that everyone has the power to end another person's life on a whim. It's clear that there should be some restrictions.

    But of those people that believe this, there are many who don’t feel too comfortable arming Muslims.

    While the vast majority of muslims aren't terrorists, the vast majority of terrorists are muslim. This doesn't mean that one should view muslims as terrorists... Far from it, talk to them just like you would talk to any other individuals. There is substantial danger of radicalization among muslim communities, that's a problem which muslims are combating, and I sure hope they can sort it out eventually, we should lend them a hand where they need it.

    So then which comes first, their guns or their Islamphobia?

    Depends what they view as the greater danger, doesn't it. Although I find Islam really interesting, and would love to learn more than I know about it, I can understand why some people are afraid of it. It's not entirely irrational fear considering some of the things which are written in the Quran, how those things are interpreted clearly varies, if not then these things wouldn't be a problem.

    That being said, this massacre was not simply Islamophobia, it was a deliberate attempt to increase the tension and be a catalyst to what he, and a few others consider an inevitable and necessary war.

    The media will of course pour out the gas cans he brought with him onto the fire, just as he planned. They'll do so through their milking of this massacre, and their misuse of whatever they consider to be ties to their political enemies. Don't fall for it... Double check, and tripple check, if their accusations actually reflect the reality we live in, and not just their political caricatures of their enemies. The one to blame, is the man who performed the action, not whoever gets thrown into the same "group" as him.

    Those who say that they believe what he did was right, are few, if possible, they should be educated so that they might find a better path. If impossible, they should be kept under close attention.