Fox News and neo-Nazi site call racist massacre an attack on Christianity


#1

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#2

I wondered the same thing in July 2008. However reputable news sources seem to be steering clear of this sort of rhetoric in the absence of a clear statement of Dylann Roof’s religious views.


#4

What they’re most carefully Not saying, is that this was an act of terrorism. Because that might bring up uncomfortable questions about the War with Terror we’ve been sold.

Dylann Roof needs to be compared to Adam Lanza and Timothy McVeigh, not to John Brown at Harper’s Ferry.


#5

Dylann Roof needs to be compared to Peter Lanza

Do you mean Adam Lanza?


#6

and i bet they’re saying it was that, only that, and are ready to pillory anyone who wishes to explore any other dimensions or facets of the tragedy and its SINGLE CAUSE.

FOX is like that.


#7

Oreilly apparently did call it an act of terrorism, but two things from him about Charleston seems to be either fox saying he said that, or him talking with the person calling FOX news rhetoric as the motivation behind the killing.


#8

Um yeah. that guy. Thanks for catching it.


#9

Note the choice of the minister they interviewed, a Republican who has run for office and has spoken out against homosexuality. Of course he agrees that this was “an attack on faith”, it fits his narrative.

So I guess the statement that “you are raping our women and taking over our country” means “Christians are raping our women and taking over our country”? But then who is the “our” the kid was referring to, atheists?

It’s pretty weird for a pastor to propose having armed guards in the church, so much for “turn the other cheek.”


#10

The only difference between Confederate sympathizers and ISIS is that one is trying to bring back a confederacy, and the other, a caliphate.


#11

Um yeah. that guy. Thanks for catching it.

Um, no problem! Peter is his dad by the way.


#12

I just heard on the CBC that the murdering terrorist has said after the fact that his intent was to incite a race war.

Politically motivated violence, in this instance an attempt to instil fear or anger to influence others to systemic violence.

Terrorism. Case closed.


#13

Dylann Roof told both his friend and reportedly police investigators that he wanted to start a race war. It really could not be any clearer.

Personally I think calling everyone a terrorist is stupid, but we’re already at the point where the term is so watered down that it now applies to anything that causes fear regardless of intention, so fuck it, under our modern stupid definition, he was a terrorist.


#14

That’s right, the only reasonable response at this point is demanding that the term be used without bias against any who fit the definitions created. Otherwise it will continue to be abused to the detriment of specific segments of society.


#15

It was a “horrifying attack on faith,” said Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, “If we aren’t safe in our own churches, then where are we safe?”

Hey look, a right-wing talking point about scaring god-fearing people into bringing sidearms into places of worship. Sounds like what Charles L. Cotton, a National Rifle Association board member, said,

“And he voted against concealed-carry. Eight of his church members who might be alive if he had expressly allowed members to carry handguns in church are dead. Innocent people died because of his position on a political issue.”

Victim-blaming too. Stay classy.


#16

You know who else didn’t concealed-carry? Jesus. Case closed, liberals.


#17

Fux News Hate Comedy Channel 24/7 screaming in your ears gets you Dyllan Storm Roof, actually it is surprising that it doen’t happen more often.


#18

stare not too long into that abyss


#19

Okay, here’s the punch line:

The guy committed this atrocity because he wanted to spark a “race war” - his words. But all the other racists are saying, gosh do you think he hated Christians? Maybe it was the coffee?

He even failed as a racist.


#20

You just didn’t see him carrying.


#21

Indeed. There was only one set of footprints…