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  •  It's a 'glamarous' picture of the mass murdering (2+ / 0-)
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    misslegalbeagle, erush1345

    jihadist.  At the very least, it is insensitive to the 3 dead victims, and the hundreds of people that were injured and thus have their live permanently altered.

    Secondly, the idea of getting to be on the cover of RS with a nice (or even perhaps "sexy") picture could well encourage other kids to take to the jihadist ideology.

    Think of it this way. It would be equally in poor taste if some popular culture magazine glamorized Adam Lanza or Jared Laughner by using some adorable baby-faced pictures of those killers.

    •  Do you really think this way? (1+ / 0-)
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      Secondly, the idea of getting to be on the cover of RS with a nice (or even perhaps "sexy") picture could well encourage other kids to take to the jihadist ideology.
      I'm going to be a jihadist so I can get on the cover of rolling stone.
    •  That point (0+ / 0-)

      was made in Natural Born Killers. Especially in the book.

      But I don't think RS is trying to glamorize him.

      "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

      by just another vet on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 09:06:08 AM PDT

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      •  I think a composite image (1+ / 0-)
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        with the scenes from the bloodbath along with some current picture of the killer would have been a better choice by RS, imo.

        •  That would defeat (1+ / 0-)
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          zed

          the purpose of the article. The point is to explore and understand how someone people saw as a completely normal student ended up a terrorist.

          "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

          by just another vet on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:31:21 AM PDT

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