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  •  I'm married to a man from the Middle East.... (9+ / 0-)

    AND we live in Boston. I can't tell you how depressing and disheartening it is to see the familiar pattern of assuming this heinous crime was done by someone who "speaks Arabic" or is "Saudi" or is Muslim or Arabian, rather than any of the other just as likely possibilities (domestic right wing terrorists, disgruntled freak, psychopathic murderer etc.)

    That being is certainly possible that it was perpetrated by someone associated with Middle East terrorism, and if so....well, it is every innocent Muslim or Middle Easterners worst nightmare. They already live with the suspicions, the tv shows and films that perpetrate stereotypes, the "jokes" about being terrorists etc. My husband is overseas helping his family at the moment, but as soon as he heard about the bombings he called to check on me, then said with a deep sigh  "Please, please don't tell me it is some Middle East thing."

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