Thursday, 2 February 2017

Deadly shooting at Quebec Mosque

What I know is this — had the shooter actually been a Muslim who walked into a quiet little church full of white praying, not only would Trump be genuinely outraged right now, the entire conservative world machine would be mobilizing against what they call radical Islam. It appears that radical whiteness simply does not bother them.

But you know, and I know, that had this shooter been a Muslim, who killed white Christians, tens of millions of people all over the world would've changed their profile picture to the Canadian flag. We'd be hearing harrowing tales of the survivors and seeing emotional reflections on those who lost their lives. The coverage would be non-stop.

That's damn sure not our reality right now though. A Muslim life taken by a white bigot clearly does not matter as it would if the roles were reversed. And that's just gross. It gets to the root of what I really think happened there — now that conservatives, including Donald Trump, learned that the shooter was a white conservative, they aren't outraged, because they really don't mind what he did.

Alexandre Bissonnette was not lone wolf. He is a part of a dangerous white nationalist movement that is actually growing around the world.

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