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Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 6:15 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

This doesn't only apply to refugees. People in general feel angry and want to respond when they are isolated or ostricised by the people they live around. That's why we need to keep trying to take DOWN the barriers that are between us. We should not exclude or ignore or marginalise people in our neighborhood just because they are from a different country or culture than you, or a different religion, or a different race, or even a different political philosophy. When people are marginalized and ostricised by those around them... there should be no suprise if they eventually lash out.

I'm not excusing it.. I'm just staying it's human nature. We need to try to understand others, and not just keep them out and ostricise them... that just leads to frustration, anger and eventually lashing out.

CanuckFan
Vancouver, BC

I find "blame Americans" sentiment disturbing. This was done with 9/11 and the "Americans brought this on themselves" comments. To quote Jim Geraghty "Really? Really? These guys blow up a marathon and shoot a cop in the back of the head, and we have to look at ourselves to see where we failed? Where we're not adequate?"

"this is what happens when you're absolutely determined to avert your eyes from a politically or culturally inconvenient conclusion -- i.e., young Muslim men can be easy pickings for a radical imam who offers them a vision of themselves as noble warriors, earning vast celestial harems in the afterlife for struggling to defeat the evil infidel oppressor, offering them a channel for their anger that he assures them is morally just. After a while, you begin speculating about the bombing being prompted by boxing-related concussions, which, of course, would help explain why so many retired NFL players go on to become members of al-Qaeda"

Enough is enough!
Saint George, UT

Seriously?!!!! The media/DNews and the previous poster are trying to put a guilt trip on US that we didn't assimilate the older bomber brother? It's OUR collective FAULT? Really????

sg
newhall, CA

Enough. The kid is dead. He was a terrorist. His brother should be executed. We should all move on. The government should require every muslim in this country to register. I am certain there are terrorist cells among the population waiting. It will happen again and they won't get caught like these two. We have provided future terrorists the blueprint. They watch, listen and learn. The next terrorist attack will be 10 times worse than this one and no one will be able to stop it. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but soon.

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