In order to not flood the comment/status system, I'll open a thread for the topic.
Feel free to resume commenting here.
A crude copy of the discussion so far:
Terrorist attack now in Stockholm? Will this never end? Fieldmedic, you ok?
There is one common denominator among all of these attacks in Europe. But unfortunately addressing the issue on ANY level results in a negative pushback.
If Europe pulls it's head out of the sand and sees the forest for the trees they might be able to do something about it.
Until then the senseless killings keep on happening and until then...
And what common denominator might that be then?
Also, as someone who lives in sweden, which happen to be one of the most atheist/secular countries in existance: keep your pointless "prayers" to yourself.
Akira i'm sorry but you completely missed the point of my message.
First of all the praying part I mentioned is a mock on the idiots who think that #prayfor*insertcityname* does anything.
Secondly the common denominator is quite obvious if you really think about it.. out of all of these attackers what have all of these people shared in common?
They were driving heavy trucks?
Why don't you say what you mean instead of implying?
At this point it could be just as well an Islamic Idiot or Retard Rightwinger. Or just some Random Loser who decided to replicate horrible stuff that has been done.
Let's wait for more info before jumping to conclusions.
Oh, and let people pray to whatever god or entity they want if it makes them feel better at this time of crisis.
Yes Akira, the issue is heavy trucks. Obviously.
We don't know who is responsible yet, but let's not pretend like Islamic terrorism isn't a problem in Europe, or that it hasn't been responsible for multiple, similar attacks in the past year. It will still be a problem even if this turns out to be unrelated.
That's exactly right.
And by the way I wish to clarify my earlier points by stating that I am referring to radicalised Muslims not ALL Muslims.
Part of the problem as I mentioned in my OP is that any form of discussion around this results in backlash rather than discussion which is what this problem needs. No need to turn a blind eye to something that is an obvious problem that needs addressing.
I think it may be an exaggeration to say that blind eye is given to the problem.
Islamic extremists (or any extremists, BTW) are a complex problem. It has not beed solved, because it is not obvious how to solve it.
You can't just go and ask everyone whether they are an extremist about doing something horrible, then expel them or put them in jail and call it a day.
Anyone have good, working idea what to do about it? Go to politics and you will get a lot of.....a lot of votes after stuff like this.
I'm not saying that I have the answers, just that i'm not oblivious to the problem.
This should really be a thread.
I do not think anyone is oblivious to the problem after events of few last year.
There are plenty of people who are offering simple solutions to complex problems and I guess we know how they work.
Trump, LePen, golden dawn, jobbik, putin and all the other nationalists scare me a lot more than terrorists do.
The terrorism, and the general political response to it, is part of the reason those people are gaining power.
There's a difference between Trump and Dughin inspired conspirologist/anti-globalist/pro-Russian opportunists.
Lotsa discussion here, I'll start a thread