Friday, March 27, 2015

Andreas Lubitz was not a terrorist because ... um ...

... he wasn't acting as part of a group. (No, wait, there are terrorists who act alone.)

... he was depressed. (No, wait, terrorists can be depressed.)

... he wasn't acting on behalf of a religious belief. (No, wait, terrorists don't have to be religiously motivated.)

Hmm ... hang on ... I'll figure it out ... GOT IT!

BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE AND NON-MUSLIM!



See also Juan Cole's fine summary of the Top Ten Differences between White Terrorists and Others.

((Addendum: Yes, I do realize that most mainstream definitions of terrorism emphasize a desire to impose a political agenda by means of violence; no, there are no signs of a political agenda in Lubitz's case. I'm making a point, not so much about Lubitz's motivations or state of mind, but about the mainstream media's urge to attribute such events to some global Muslim plot against civilization. 3-29-15))