Al-Qaida Video calling for attacks on Detroit

Past-E-Mail: Various Topics: Politics and Religion, Ketchup or Gravy: Al-Qaida Video calling for attacks on Detroit
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 09:59 pm:

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By Rob (Robze) on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 03:40 pm:

I am really really sorry to be the wet blanket but this news hit this morning. Please read any one of the below links. Be careful in the Detroit area.

And I know and am sure this can and maybe should be put into a different discussion board.


The Oakland Press

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 06:54 am:

Be careful anywhere and everywhere!

By Heikki (Heikki) on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 11:25 am:

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Michigan chapter, called Gadahn's video "a desperate plea for attention" that will be ignored in the Detroit area home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the U.S.

"I see little to no chance of such sentiment taking root in metropolitan Detroit. ... We're not a group of people who feel powerless," Walid said.

"If any Muslim community has grown in civic engagement and empowerment, it would be this community. He invoked the wrong population to try and stir up."
The aim of terrorists is to induce terror by violence or threat. The latter method is inexpensive and is used more often, but rarely is there an immediate violent follow-up to a specific threat. That would cut deeply into the element of surprise. However, that does not mean we should not be aware of our surroundings and act accordingly at all times when among the general population. That has become a necessity in the world of today, not only because of radical Islam, but also because of the increase in random acts of violence perpetrated by non-Muslims.

An overreaction to this threat is what this wannabe desires, hopefully causing a reluctance to enter shopping centers and other areas of commerce, producing a chilling effect on our economic recovery.

"Death by a thousand cuts" is the mantra of these radicals. Gadahn sounds like a rank amateur and is trying to inflict a "cut" using psychological tactics. Let's not play into his hands. For what it's worth, that's my take on this......

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