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  •  oh good point! also likely to be Christian, though (1+ / 0-)
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    Oaktown Girl

    we don't know that yet.
    But I want to give a shout out to all the good white men starting with my husband (who is not only not violent, but also an activist for gun control. He is firmly of the opinion that guns do kill people.).
    It's absolutely true about the difference between how violence perpetrated by people of color or Muslims is treated versus violence committed by white men.
    A couple of hours after the shooting, when I finally could think of something other than the parents who lost children, I found myself thinking "please don't let the shooter be Muslim. Please don't let the shooter be black," because I knew that, in either case, it would lead to increased violence toward our Muslim and black citizens.
    That's the other difference -- you don't see crowds of people screaming for ousting white men from the country or calling for laws that limit white men's ability to live freely. And since most of these shooting rampages are committed by people who are nominally Christian, it's interesting that there is no push for outlawing "Christian law" in states the way they do with "Sharia law."

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:17:56 PM PST

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