September 29, 2004

Reuters: "Random Violent Crime" Is the New Euphemism for Likely Islamism-Inspired Terrorism
— Ace

An Islamic Algerian man attempted to force a Norwegian airliner to crash using an axe he apparently smuggled aboard.

How are we sure he was attempting to crash the plane? Well, we don't have much evidence of that, except what he screamed out in lunatic rage:

"I’m going to crash this plane," screamed the asylum applicant[.]

Travelling Shoes notes that Reuters, ever alert for actions of a "militant" sort (like crashing passenger jets), offers the following paliative at the story's close:

Random violent crime is rare in the Nordic nation...

As it is in most nations, actually.

You know what's not quite so rare?

"Militant attacks." And/or "insurgency actions." Those aren't so rare as "random violent crime."

Posted by: Ace at 07:01 AM | Comments (3)
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1 Is Reuters a publicly traded company? How long can shareholders of media companies go on allowing partisan political operatives-employees to destroy the brand name of the firm?

Posted by: Mark at September 29, 2004 07:17 AM (uvpsw)

2 I don't think he's going to get the kind of asylum he was planning.

Posted by: Eric at September 29, 2004 07:41 AM (6oQUE)

3 9/29/04

Planned attacks, like hijacking a plane are not "random" occurences (something that happens, the way it happens, at the time it happens, by whom it happens entirely because of chance). Terrorist attacks may use opportunity as a determining factor, but random chance is not the culprit. The premeditated violent hatred of vicious humanoid animals is.

Lonnie Kendall

Posted by: Lonnie Kendall at September 29, 2004 08:19 AM (Qpg0e)

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