Originally posted by no1marauder
The evidence that that is a "terrorist attack" is? It appears to be a vicious act by a career criminal having nothing to do with terrorism.http://njtoday.net/2016/09/23/yusuf-ibrahim-sentenced-to-consecutive-life-terms/
EDIT: Ibrahim testified at his trial, claimed self-defense and described himself as " a "local celebrity" who loves women and weed."h ...[text shortened]...
Doesn't sound like someone out on a jihad because of his deep-rooted beliefs in radical Islam.
The problem, or disconnect here (I believe) is what is in focus by either position.
Trump--- as are most Americans--- is considering the actions of radicalized
Muslims, both domestically and foreign.
Without question, crime worldwide perpetrated by Muslims has become front and center, a world-wide focus.
Whether that is because people are paying closer attention, there is an appreciable rise in occurrence or both is undetermined at this point.
The key term is radicalized
If no1's definition is assumed, all actions must be able to be directly linked to some form of a political
That narrow definition fails to consider that radicalization
refers to a person whose actions in either the political OR social arenas are informed in some form or another by their religiously-sponsored beliefs.
Without question, the apparent rise in criminal activity throughout the world as well as here in the US with Muslim perpetrators is directly related to a form of Islam which diminishes to the point of insignificance the natural rights held by anyone who can be considered "other," as in, not of the same belief circle.
has been hijacked by an extreme belief circle, but we see that circle rippling throughout Islamic people: men who rape women as their "natural right," who kill those who attempt to stop them as a matter of "honor," etc., etc..
Is there a direct link between this scum and his religion?
Hard to say definitively, but the who and how of the crime appears to align with typical radicalized modus operandi.
Even if that exact link is not assumed, simply reporting on the basis of crimes committed by Muslim immigrants is completely appropriate given the crime being perpetrated by cretins here and abroad.