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Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 10:25 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Why not show the pictures of the men in hopes that somoeone knows them or sees them? We do it all the time with potential bank robbers, other murderers, child kidnappers when police are searching for them? Just because this is a huge national terrorist event I dont get why the same logic of getting the guys faces out there wouldnt be the best way to find them?

If they're worried about compromising the search, why doesn't that same logic apply every night on the news when I see faces of people the police are looking to talk to?

Maybe its because the terrorists are of middle east descent and they're afraid of the PC police(liberals) getting upset at the suggestion of middle eastern person is behind it. Liberals are crossing their fingers its not a middle eastern muslim. Its getting harder to harder for them to defend the notion there is no relationship between Islam and people from the middle east and terrorism.

Layton, UT

ChrisB: If you recognized the person in the picture and it was your neighbor would you wait for the police to arrive to deliver justice?

salt lake, UT

@Chris B
I would also ask you what you remember happening following 9/11 to Musims that had noting to do with the attack? Your gross sterotypes only add to the cycle of violence not end it.

West Jordan, UT

@Chris B - raybies is right. So far all they have are people that were caught on camera setting down a dufflebag near the blast area. And for all we know, they don't know that their face has been captured clearly enough to even positively identify who they are. It could've been a completely innocent person just setting their bag down. Unlike the case with bank robbers where the camera captures the person in the act, there is still a lot of ambiguity with this case. The last thing they want to do is associate an innocent person's face with this horrible crime. I'm sure once they have a better idea of who they are looking for, they'll seek the public's help, if they feel it will help find the person more quickly.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


And I would ask you to remember why the 9-11 terrorists did what they did: Because they believed their God Muhammed wanted them to do it.

There is a strong correlation between terrorism today and middle eastern Muslims. Let us not forget that.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Chris: There is just as much likelihood that the bomber was a right-wing Tim McVey type as a middle eastern, they you claim the liberals are afraid to put blame on.
Why don't you slow down a bit and let the investigators make a determination before you put blame where you want to put it?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

raybies, tolstoy, and shawnm:

breaking news: Police are going to release the pictures of 2 men wanted in questioning in relation to the bombings. The hope is that the public can identify the individuals.

I rest my case.

Springville, Ut

Well, Chris, the photos have been released. It looks like two young guys, and neither are of Arab decent. In fact, one is clearly white. Care to apologize? Didn't think so.

Cache county, USA

Hey Chris, I'm with you.

Ogden, UT

@Chris B - Why are you so cynical? Your post is dripping with cynicism which in my estimation is one of the biggest threats to peace and prosperity in this nation. Believe it or not, in a country of 300 million people, we are going to have people with a broad range of political views and preferences. Cynicism is negative and stereotypical in nature. It is disrespectful and condescending toward people and things that you disagree with or don't see eye to eye with. We need civility and respect in public dialogue, not cynicism, sarcasm, and the haughty attitude that your post and many other posts like yours that fill comment boards on sites like the Deseret News are filled with.

Mcallen, TX

The FBI doesn't know who did this, but knew within an hour that it wasn't Al-Qaeda.

Can someone explain why Al-Qaeda was so quickly ruled out?

salt lake, UT

@Chris B
So because a small group of terrorist claim to be acting in the name of god we get to stereotype all Muslims as killers? Do we get to apply that same logic to all religions?

care to comment on the pictures?

So you are going to just ignore the pictures and previous comments then?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I don't think Chris is saying all muslims are terrorists. And yeah, you do get an occasional McVey, but the VAST MAJORITY of terrorists worldwide do happen to be muslim.

I would suspect they ruled out al qaeda because al qaeda usually tries to claim credit. Don't know for sure, but that is what I suspect. And to say they are ruling them out could also be intended as misinformation to get al qaeda to think we're not considering them.

Mcallen, TX

lost in DC--good point

Tolstoy,--the pictures don't disprove Al-Qaeda.

the truth
Holladay, UT


The Left, liberals and progressives, stereotype the right, and Christians, republicans, gun owners etc, all the time for actions, or words or beliefs of the few or actions that took place hundreds of years ago.

And not a peep of complaint from you or others of your ilk.

So please stop this egregious hypocritical nonsense.

Radical muslim violence and terrorism is a daily occurrence in the middle east and Africa and even the far east and Europe.

There is very little stereotyping that needs to be done.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Several news sites saying:

"The profile identifies the man as Muslim, with his world view listed as “Islam.”

And you were saying..?

salt lake, UT

@Chris B
Several news sites? Really? Two things they are still not Middle Eastern as you first asserted they would be and two the fact remains we have no idea what their religion was or what their motivation was. If it turns out that they were motivated by Islamic extremist then so be it, but it again, it is no excuse to stereotype all Muslims as it appears you intend to do.
@the truth
So because others use gross stereotypes it makes it alright for you to do so as well? Perhaps you should be the change you want to see in the world.
You may be right; perhaps Chris B would care to clarify if he is talking about all Muslims or just the terrorist .If he was not he has my apologize.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And I would ask you to remember why the 9-11 terrorists did what they did: Because they believed their God Muhammed wanted them to do it.

There is a strong correlation between terrorism today and middle eastern Muslims. Let us not forget that.

2:37 p.m. April 18, 2013


Cris B

Care to explain the difference between a "Muslim Terrorist",
and say a "Christian" terrorist,
or a "Palestintian" terrorist,
or an "Irish" terrorist,
or a Timothy MCVeigh "right-wing" terrorist...

Because to the rest of us,
a Terrorists is just a Terrorist, period.

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