Over at Salon, David Sirota is praying that the person or persons responsible for the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon are “white Americans” as opposed to dark skinned Muslims.
Gee, isn’t a possible that one could be both a white American and a Muslim?
Perhaps Sirota is unfamiliar with John Walker Lindh.
Sirota complains that the “War on Terrorism” means the “War on Islamic Terrorism”. But it would seem that Sirota has been living under a rock since President Obama took office. The Obama Administration does not use the term “war on terror”. Indeed, the Obama Administration deemed the Fort Hood massacre an act of “workplace violence”. Because of this, the soldiers wounded at Fort Hood are ineligible to receive a Purple Heart.
He also complains that Islamic terrorism is treated as an existential threat. Well, even though Osama bin Laden is dead, the two fatwas he issued against the United States are still in force. Islamic terrorism is also a global phenomenon. Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hassan, Umar Farouk Abdumutallab (a.k.a. The Underwear Bomber) and attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad were all inspired by the late American born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. If Sirota chooses to ignore such details that is his problem.
Frankly, I don’t give a damn where the person or persons who did this were born or what religion they practice. I want them to meet their maker.