“In today’s column, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer says that after reading Norway terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto, he concluded that Breivik’s “analysis of cultural trends in Europe and the danger created by Islamic immigration and inflitration [sic] is accurate,” adding that he strongly disagrees with Breivik’s violent means even though he agrees with Breivik’s diatribe against progressive politics and cultural diversity. Fischer contends that Breivik is not a Christian but instead should be considered a “jihadist,” writing that his close resemblance to Islamic terrorists shows that he is not a Christian (since apparently, for Fischer, terrorists cannot be Christian).”
Bryan Fischer is scheduled to appear at Rick Perry’s event “The Response: A Call for Prayer” at Houston’s Reliant Stadium on August 6th.
In the wake of the tragic bombing and shooting rampage in Norway, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence pointed out this morning that mass shootings are startlingly common in the U.S., with its much laxer gun laws. In a typical year, fewer than 10 people are killed by guns in Norway while 12,000 are shot and killed in the U.S. annually (the U.S. is about 60 times bigger than Norway but has 1,200 times more gun deaths):
Since the Norway massacre, there have been at least four mass shootings in the U.S., leaving six dead at a roller rink in Texas, one dead and eight wounded in Stockton, CA, nine teens wounded at a party in Florida, and seven wounded at a Casino in Seattle. Our hearts go out to these victims and their loved ones as well.
Whereas a mass shooting in Norway is an extraordinary event, it is a regular occurrence in America. Whereas 84 shooting deaths in a single day is a historic event in Norway, described by the nation’s prime minister as a ‘national disaster,’ 84 dead is essentially the everyday toll of fatal gun violence in America.
I thought you all might need some help clearing up the confusion so that you could think correctly.
I hate how people are already using the attacks on Norway to be racist and Islamaphobic.
Sitting online going MUSLIMS DID IT isn’t going to help anybody, and the point is an attack happened and it’s disgusting. No matter who’s behind it.
Every time I hear about a bombing or an attack, I sit there for hours going “a white guy did it a white guy did it a white guy did it a white guy did it….” in my head for hours because I just cannot deal with the shit that gets thrown up if it’s anyone but a white guy responsible.