Boston marks week from Marathon bombs with silence

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  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    April 23, 2013 12:25 a.m.

    The dead member of the duo should have been deported. He had a conviction for abuse, and police were called repeatedly to his home for domestic disturbances. He made it clear he was militantly Islamic, he "didn't have any American friends" and he wasn't gainfully employed so why should have been here on a green card?

    Chris B. has a valid argument. We have no idea how many were involved in the 9/11 terrorism, and we have no idea how many influenced the actions of the two brothers of the Boston Marathon bombing. We also have no way of tallying the number of lives so drastically impacted by their actions. We do know that many of those injured have lost limbs and/or have other permanent damage.

    I do personally know friends whose lives have been permanently impacted by marriage with controlling followers of Islam. These followers of Islam were not convicted of terrorism, but they ran their homes is such a way to create terror for their spouses. I'd say more but words have run out.

  • George New York, NY
    April 22, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    @Chris B
    So if we take the total number of terrorist that have attacked the US in the name of "Allah," even with the two from Boston, we come up with 22 total, know lets compare that with the low end of the estimates of the number of Muslims living in the US of 5,000,000 and figure what portion the terrorist represent in the US Muslim population. These terrorist represent .0004 percent of the Muslim community in the US and for this you want to condemn all Muslims and think we should institute draconian measures on all Muslims in the US and that may want to come to the US?

    When 9/11 happened to us here in NY there is one thing the vast majority of us knew right away, our Muslims neighbors were not to blame, they were as much victims of the attack as we were. Plain and simple.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2013 1:25 p.m.


    I'd love to.

    We could start allowing fewer people into our country if they represent a more likely threat to the safety of our people.

    We could provide more in depth background checks of Muslim when they ASK to come to our country.

    We could have more surveillance on those whose religious beliefs indicate a heightened security risk to our country.

    If they dont like it - they dont need to come to our country. We didnt need them to be here in the first place.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2013 1:21 p.m.


    You're forgetting one big difference:

    Why did the 9-11 terrorists do what they did?

    Because allah wanted them to

    Why did the shoe bomber do what he did?

    because allah wanted him to

    Why did the fort hood guy kill our troops?

    because allah wanted him to.

    What we will find out about these boston terrorists?

    allah wanted them to do it.

    The guy who sent ricin didnt say he was acting for God. Neither did the guy who flew into the IRS building. Neither have most of the mass shooters to my knowledge.

    Again, muslims make us a relatively SMALL percenage of our population.

    Yet WHY

    do they make us a proporionately large percentage of the terrorist activites?

    And why do they do it?

    because "allah" "told" them to.

    There is a strong correlation between terrorism in our country and Islam.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    @Chris B
    We need to start acknowledging that painting terrorism as something only Muslims do is bigoted.

    The guy who sent ricin in the mail to Wicker and Obama wasn't Muslim.
    Neither was the Anthrax guy.
    Or the one who flew a plane into the IRS building.
    Nor was Timothy McVeigh.
    Nor were just about every single mass shooter in America the past 10 years.
    Dr. Tiller's assassin wasn't Muslim either.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    April 22, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Chris B: Give us some specifics about what should be done!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    We need to start acknowledging and ADDRESSING the correlation between Islam and terrorism.

    100% of 9-11 terrorists carried out their mureders in the name of Allah
    Shoe bomber attempted to bring down another plane in the name of allah
    Fort Hood massacre carried out in the name of Allah
    London bus bombings in the name of Allah
    Boston bombings in the name of allah.

    When Muslims make up a relatively small percentage of our population, yet carry out a proportionately large number of terrorist massacres, there is a correlation there that can no longer be denied.