It's the age old story, what to do if you have the same name as a publicized murderer? Well, it depends on the name really. The simple metric is this: The more unusual & hyped up the name the more it tends to stick in people's memory.
Lets starts with Timothy McViegh.
The Oklahoma City bomber was motivated by political reasons (that exist to this day) to bomb the local Federal building outlet. The name "Timothy is so common that Tim or Timothy didn't impact much... but the name McViegh is Irish and if publicized or linked to the IRA with thier bus bombs against the British (A group supported by Elected Official Peter King), then we could see some fear linked to that. But the time of persecuting the Irish seems to be over. Even if they commit actual crimes (such as Peter King).
Next one is a one a like cause of it's sheer Irony. ISIS was the name of an Egyptian Goddess which, though popular around the time of Jesus, is almost unknown today....
From The Article:
Where my father (Pakistan) comes from the first and last names are family names, kinda like a lineage. This lineage is almost mythological in nature as they claim they can trace it all the way back to the prophet himself. I'll tell you one thing, according to the Indian Government, Jesus passed by a shrine with the name "Syed" in it during his travels during his missing 18 years from the Bible. So this name is allot more common than most people realize EVEN in India or the middle east. My mother is from Oklahoma (I'm half white).
Image of the shrine's sign;
It's interesting that the name on the shrine, "Syed Nasruddin" is similar to the famous joker in ancient story telling normally just referred to as "Mulla Nasruddin" in Sufi stories.
I only mention this because of the hysteria Fox News & the GOP have built around this name. A group of fellows I've been fighting, politically, for years;
Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselvesHis terrible deed does not spring from an unknowable foreign culture. It is violence endemic to the United States
I address you in a moment of collective stress, with another mass shooting, this one in San Bernardino, California, dominating the news. Guessing the identity of shooters—black or white, Christian or Muslim, man or woman (though masculinity is almost guaranteed)—has become a vicious social media ritual. Too many people seem to believe we can discern motivation by ethnicity, or that ethnicity alone determines what type of terror can rightly be deemed terrorism.
From My Post on Liberal Libertarianism.Org:
My responses to The Daily Show's comments;
From another perspective: Ideology is just an idea, a thought... free speech. Fox News often uses free speech to slander and smear people (especially lack people & other non-whites) that if we were to stop them they would have political strategy lef
From yet another perspective: Although many terrorist groups originate amoungst the KKK & the Neo Nazi's ( US: Militia members plotted to kill federal officials, prosecutors say ) not all of them are violent, so we don't exterminate all KKK & American Neo-Nazis (especially since genocide is normally considered to be a bad thing). IN the same way, simply a group being anti-American is not a good reason to attack them, especially after we created so many enemies around the world with our foreign policy. Reagan with his death squads has certainly created anti-American ideology in South & Central America AND they are certainly not Muslims.
These statistics explain why Obama is suddenly taking action in Syria. (GOP-Republicans create their own reasons to take action)
If 65% of people did not support airstrikes in Syria Obama wouldn't have made them. It's that simple.
Obama claims we have had a successful anti-terrorism policy in Yemen & Somalia
Petraeus and the signature of U.S. terror: The CIA pressures Obama to step up indiscriminate attacks in Yemen
The United States should be encouraging non-violence in Yemen, respect for human rights and the rule of law. Instead, we have engaged in lawless violence, denying our own citizens fundamental due process.
From Salon: The face of collateral damage Photos of missile debris help trace the path of a CIA drone missile that killed a young girl
The civilian massacre the US neither confirms nor denies
This sort of model of response will probably gain ISIS/ISIL SOME recruits, from the poor & disenfranchised or just plain crazy, but not many.
Note: Since this Daily Show video, almost 40 countries have endorsed the campaign.
Historical tidbit: The Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group, was designated a terrorist group in 1871 by Congress.
After all these years, KKK/Neo-Nazis is not so terror oriented is it? Or is it?
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