Terrorism is terrorism…no matter who’s responsible

Minnesota’s governor…called the early morning bombing of a mosque in Bloomington an “act of terrorism.”…. “What a terrible, dastardly, cowardly act was committed,” Gov. Mark Dayton (D) said during a visit to the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. “It is a criminal act of terrorism.” The FBI is leading the investigation into the blast that rocked the mosque just after 5 a.m. on Saturday, when a small group of congregants had gathered for morning prayers. FBI Special Agent Richard Thornton had said on Saturday that a preliminary investigation indicated an improvised explosive device had caused the explosion, and that it remained unclear who was behind the attack.

Someone throws a firebomb into a place of worship. Damage is done; thankfully; no one is hurt. Using the information provided, should this be called:

A) an act of terrorism,

B) a case of misguided White Christians expressing their anger in an inappropriate manner, or

C) what happens when White folks feel legitimately threatened?

If you chose anything but “A,” I’d submit you need to get your humanity checked ASAP. The only “crime” anyone at the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center has been proven “guilty” of is worshiping a different flavor of God. That the God worshipped by Muslims isn’t the Christian God is apropos of nothing. Muslims in this country pose a far lesser threat to the Homeland than radical White Christians.

Yet who are we conditioned by our government and the media to hate and fear? Right; those who represent barely even a threat to themselves.

If you’re reduced to acting out against a group simply because they worship a different version of the same God/Deity/Imaginary Friend, I’d submit you’re a pathetic excuse for a human being. If you feel tossing a firebomb into a mosque is an appropriate and reasonable act of “resistance,” may I suggest your turn off Fox News Channel and get a whiff of the real world?

Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not collect $200.

Since no one in the White House appears capable of calling this act what it is, I have to applaud Gov. Dayton for saying what needs to be said. This was an act of terrorism and cowardice, wholly inconsistent with what the vast majority of Christians in Minnesota and across the country stand for.

If you think I’m overreacting, allow me to ask you a very simple question: How would you be reacting if a Muslim had tossed a firebomb into a Lutheran church?

Nice work, America.

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