Is terrorism limited to a specific culture?
People have been killed and security has been compromised under religious, ethnic, nationalist, leftist or even environmental excuses. Take the American Animal Liberation Front as an example as it is listed a terrorist organization by the FBI itself.
Following the recent Las Vegas attack in which a criminal terrorist named Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and injured 500 others, columnist Thomas Friedman wrote an op-ed in the New York Times entitled “If Only Stephen Paddock Were a Muslim.” Friedman wrote: “If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim … If only he had shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before he opened fire on all those concertgoers in Las Vegas … If only he had been a member of ISIS.”
Friedman then sheds light on a dark aspect and notes that the media played a substantial role in shifting attention to Islamic and Arab countries in particular while ignoring what other active terrorist groups are doing in the US.
The op-ed was shared by media outlets across the world, particularly by the Arab media due to its significant aspects.
American “local” terrorism
Confronting evil must be on the same pace whether here or there. However, what’s happening here is frankly deeper and more dangerous and complicated.Mashari Althaydi
This is in addition to the most famous terrorist and racist organization the Klu Klux Klan which was established in 1865. The KKK is the biggest white-supremacist and racist organization and it masters terrorism across the world not just in the US.
There’s also been terrorists in Europe as the case with the Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik who in 2011 killed more than 80 people in Norway for right-wing, nationalist Christian reasons.
All these “facts” must not make us (Muslim communities) sleep tight.